Install FBReader Free E-book Reader in Ubuntu

This post was written by admin on April 9, 2012
Posted Under: General

FBReader is an e-book reader for Linux/Windows XP PDA/UMPC/desktop computer. FBReader supports several e-book formats: ePub, fb2, chm, rtf, plucker, etc. Direct reading from zip, tar, gzip and bzip2 archives is also supported.


  • supports several open e-book formats:fb2, html, chm, plucker, palmdoc, ztxt, tcr(psion text), rtf, oeb, openreader, non-DRM’ed mobipocket, plain text, epub, eReader.
  • reads directly from tar, zip, gzip, bzip2 archives(you can have several books in one archive)
  • supports a structured view of your e-book collection
  • automatically determines encodings.
  • automatically generates a table of contents
  • keeps the last open book and the last read postions for all open books between runs
  • automatic hyphenation (patterns for several languages are included)
  • searching and downloading books from and
  • partial CSS support for epub files

Install FBReader:

FBReader package is included into popular (Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, Mandriva, AltLinux, etc.). However in most cases package version is obsolete. Ubuntu can use Software Center to install it.

Installation from the repository:

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