Organize & sort your books with shelves

You can use shelves to organize your books and help keep track of your library.

Create a shelf

  1. Open the Google Play Books app Play Books.
  2. Tap Library and then Shelves and then Create New.
  3. To name your new shelf, tap the title. 
  4. To save, tap Done Done.

Add or remove books on a shelf

  1. Open the Google Play Books app Play Books.
  2. Tap Library.
  3. Next to the book you want to add or remove, tap More More.
    • To add a book, tap Add to shelf. Then, tap the desired shelf.
    • To remove a book, tap the book. Then, tap More More and then Remove from shelves.

Delete a shelf

Tip: When you delete a shelf, your books will not be removed from your account.
  1. Open the Google Play Books app Play Books .
  2. Tap Library and then Shelves.
  3. Choose the shelf you want to delete. 
  4. Tap Menu More and then Delete shelf. 

Find specific books using filters

Important: These filters are only available on Play Books app version 5.3 and up. 

Find a book in your library quickly with filters. Your filters appear automatically in your library based on the books you have. 

If you don’t see any filters, it's because none of your books share any attributes.

Follow these steps to turn filters on or off:
  1. Open the Google Play Books app Play Books .
  2. Tap Library.
  3. Tap on the filter(s) you want to apply.
    • You can apply more than one filter to narrow down results.
  4. To remove all filters, tap theClose.
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