Buy & download books from Google Play


Explore available e-books on Google Play Books and purchase e-books to read on your electronic device. 

Buy and download e-books

You can explore and buy available e-books from 

  1. On a mobile browser, like Safari, open
  2. Sign in to the same Google Account as the one you have on your Google Play Books app. 
  3. Search for an e-book or browse recommendations.
    • To learn more about an e-book, tap the cover image.
    • To download the e-book, tap the price and then Buy EBook.
    • To read a sample, tap Free Sample.

Note: You can't buy or rent e-books using the Google Play Books app on your iPhone and iPad. 

Open the e-book on your Google Play app

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Play Books app Play Books.
  2. Sign in to the Google Account that you bought your e-books with. 
  3. At the bottom right, tap Library Library.
  4. Select your e-book. 

Find free samples of e-books

  1. Make sure you’re connected to the internet.
  2. Open the Google Play Books app Play Books.
  3. Choose an action.
    • To see books recommended for you, at the bottom, tap Home.
    • Tap a book you’re interested in.
    • To start reading, tap Free sample.

Once you download a book, you can read it anywhere, even when you don't have an internet connection.

Download using Wi-Fi only

To avoid data charges, you can download e-books using Wi-Fi only. To turn this feature on or off:

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Play Books app Play Books.
  2. At the top left, tap Menu Menu and then Settings
  3. Turn Download only over Wi-Fi on or off..

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