Apple Books

Read, listen,
All in one app.

Apple Books is the single destination to find, buy, and dive into audiobooks and ebooks. Browse curated collections and get personalized recommendations. Share your books with up to five family members.* All with no subscription or monthly commitment.

Open the app
iPhone screen showing the Reading Goals interface in the Books app. At the top, there is a progress ring. Below the progress ring is the weekly reading streak tracker. At the bottom is the Books Read This Year section, which includes a row of two books, with an empty slot for a third
iPhone screen displaying the For You section in the Books app. The Weekly Top 5 list is shown
iPhone screen showing an audiobook. Below the cover art is playback controls, including a play button, volume slider, and jump ahead and jump back buttons
iPhone screen displaying a book page in the Books app. Overlaid on the book page, options for enlarging text, Search Book, and Themes & Settings on the screen are shown
iPhone screen showing the Read More Black Authors section in the Books app, which includes an introduction about published Black authors. Below is the New and Coming Soon section, featuring two audiobooks

A library
you’ll want
to get lost in.

Browse our global catalog featuring millions of bestsellers, new releases, and classics — with new audiobooks and ebooks added every week.

A novel reading and 

listening experience.

Listen to audiobooks
right in the app.

Audiobooks is a tab right inside the Apple Books app, so you can easily find and get immersed in storytelling brought to life by talented narrators and celebrities.

iPhone screen is centered, showing an audiobook in the Books app. Surrounding the phone are audiobook covers positioned in a horizontal layout.

Reach your
page-turning potential.

Track your reading progress and celebrate achievements with Reading Goals — whether that’s how much you read in a day, a new streak record, or how many books you’ve read this year. And get encouragement to reach your daily goals.

iPhone screen showing the Reading Goals interface in the Books app. At the top, there is a progress ring for a reading goal. Below the progress ring are three book covers. Beneath the book covers is text that one more book is needed to reach the 2024 goal of reading eight books.

Get personalized recommendations.

The For You collection is
a curated list of audiobooks, ebooks, authors, and a Weekly Top 5 based on what’s already in your library.

For You

Pick up where you left off.

iCloud syncs your progress. So even when you switch devices, you’ll pick up right where you left off in your audiobook or ebook. And download your Apple Books titles to your device for offline reading or listening.

MacBook Pro and iPad Air display a page from the same ebook in the Books app. Apple Watch and iPhone 15 screens display a book cover from the same audiobook. An AirPod Pro case open to show both AirPod Pro earbuds.

Read and
listen on

your favorite devices.




Apple Watch


Apple Vision Pro


  • Apple Books is a built-in app that lets you find, buy, listen to, and read audiobooks and ebooks all in one place. You can browse curated collections, top audiobooks, and top ebooks and even get personalized recommendations. If you can’t find the app on your device, use the search function or look for Apple Books in the App Store.

  • The Apple Books app is free and there is no subscription. Audiobooks and ebooks are priced individually, and thousands of free audiobooks and ebooks are available. You can also sample audiobooks and ebooks for free while you browse.

  • Yes. Audiobooks can be played on iPhone, iPad, CarPlay, Apple Watch, Mac, and Apple Vision Pro. You can even play audiobooks on a Bluetooth speaker from your iPhone.

  • Yes. Apple Books makes it easy to find the most anticipated audiobooks and ebooks. Search for the title and select the Pre-Order button to confirm the purchase. The title will be added to your library automatically once it is available. To preview upcoming releases, look for the Coming Soon section in the app.

  • Yes. You can use Apple Books to gift an audiobook or ebook to anyone. Search for the title and select the gift box symbol to complete the purchase.

  • You can share your Apple Books purchases with up to five other family members.

  • iBooks is now Apple Books. But don’t worry — any books you purchased on iBooks are in your Apple Books library.

Working with
Apple Books.

Apple Books for Authors guides you through every step of your journey as an author, from structuring your story to packaging your digital book and selling it on our store. Even established authors will find valuable resources on how to grow sales and track performance.