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Buy & download books from Google Play

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

Browse for & buy books

  1. Make sure you’re connected to the internet.
  2. Open the Google Play Books app Play Books.
  3. To find books to read, choose an action.
    • To see what you were most recently reading, tap Home Home.
    • To see articles and videos about books, tap Discover Discover.
    • To browse for books to buy, tap Shop Shop.
    • To see all your books, tap Library Library.
    • To search for a specific book, use the bar at the top.
  4. To see more info about a book, tap the cover.
  5. To download a book, tap Free sample or Buy.

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 books using Wi-Fi only. To turn this feature on or off:

  1. Open the Google Play Books app Play Books.
  2. At the top left, tap Menu Menu and then Settings and then Download over Wi-Fi only.

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