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How to Read ePub eBooks on Mac?

Have downloaded thousands of EPUB eBooks from iTunes Store, Amazon Books, Google Books, Barnes and Noble Store, etc. but cannot open or read them on your Mac computer? The ePub format reads beautifully on iPads, iPhones, iPods, and a number of PDAs and ebook readers. But the ePub eBook has its own drawback, for example, you can not open and view ePub books on your Mac directly. When you are ready to read EPUB eBooks on Mac computer, everything is messed up. You are unable to open it on Mac not to mention reading it cozily. Fortunately, you may still find some workarounds to switch the problem. For instance, you can try a Free eBook Reader for Mac, or use Free eBook Converter for Mac to convert the ePub books to other formats that can open on your Mac computer.

To open and read EPUB eBooks on Mac, you need to install an EPUB reader for Mac. It lets you smoothly open an EPUB eBook and read it on your Mac. Here are two widely used EPUB Readers for Mac you may have used or be fond of.

Open and View ePub Books on Mac

Method 1: Use Adobe Digital Editions for Mac

Adobe has its own ebook reader, called Adobe Digital Editions, for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. It supports PDF, XHTML, and ePub files. Adobe Digital Editions can be used to read books protected by Digital Rights Management or DRM.

It is simple to upload your local EPUB books to Adobe Digital Editions for reading and managing. Adobe Digital Editions is also designed to work together with online ebook stores and public libraries, helping you to manage the books you buy or borrow completely from the program.

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Method 2: Use Calibre

You might regard Calibre only as a free eBook converter. But it is a library for eBooks. It has a big, bold interface that's quite simple to use, and ebook files of most formats can just be dragged into the Calibre window.

So now you will know it is really an EPUB reader! You can upload EPUB books to Calibre by pressing the "Add books" button on the very left. When in the center of the interface, click the EPUB books to open it with the built-in E-book Viewer. You may also set Calibre to download feed from news websites, even though layout results are sometimes a bit odd.

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So, reading EPUB eBooks on Mac isn't very difficult. After you have the free Adobe Digital Editions for Mac or Calibre installed, viewing EPUB eBooks is not really an issue that bothers you.

And if have some ePub books on your local and want to import them to your iOS devices for reading on the go. You can refer to How to Transfer ePub eBooks to iPad iPod iPhone via iTunes. It just needs simple clicks to complete this task.

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