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Easy Ebook Viewer – A Simple Reader for ePub Files on Linux

Easy ePub Ebook Viewer
Written by Martins D. Okoi

Easy Ebook Viewer is a modern GTK Python Ebook Reader app with which you can easily read epub files.

It’s relatively new to the Linux app scene and so is still in its early stages of development. It doesn’t have that many features yet the most basic e-book viewing functions Ebook readers have.

Easy Ebook Viewer

Easy Ebook Viewer

Features in Easy Ebook Viewer

  • FOSS – Easy Ebook Viewer is free to download and use and contribute to on GitHub.
  • Customization – switch between using a light or dark color scheme.
  • Open and read ePub files.
  • Basic chapter navigation.
  • History – keep track of last reading position.
  • Importing from other ebook file formats.
  • Chapter jumping.
  • Chapter index based navigation.

The developers are planning to add certain features to the app in the future releases. Some of them include native support for non-DRM mobi, HTML, content searching, and book metadata display. Hopefully, a standardized method of installation will be added.

The installation requirements are gir1.2-webkit-3.0, libwebkitgtk-3.0-0, gir1.2-gtk-3.0, python3-gi (PyGObject for Python 3, and you would have to clone the GitHub repo and built the project from there as shown..

$ sudo apt install gir1.2-webkit-3.0 libwebkitgtk-3.0-0 gir1.2-gtk-3.0 python3-gi
$ git clone
$ cd Ebook-Viewer/
$ sudo make install
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I can already see someone commenting on how not-so-useful this project is to the rest of the Linux community given that there are already a good number of e-book readers that perform an excellent job.

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Whether you like the idea of Easy Ebook Viewer or not, you have a choice to use it. Drop your opinion on the project in the comments section below.

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About the author

Martins D. Okoi

Martins Jr. (Dillivine) Okoi is a graduate of Computer Science with a passion for Linux and the Open Source community. He works as a Web designer & developer, technical writer, and programmer.

  • gary

    The site also includes “eBook font picker” as a feature. Hopefully this means font size too. It’s one of the main, out-of-box, requirements for any reader.

    Also noticed that the sample epub was unnecessarily hard to read because there was no linefeed between paragraphs – only indentation. It reads like a wall of text, sigh… This is a feature (even if it’s forever beta) that’s screaming to be added.

    • You’re right. I don’t expect any modern eBook reader to not have a font picker.

      “It reads like a wall of text…” haha so true. I think Easy Ebook Viewer has a good enough potential but it is far getting into my list of top 5 Ebook readers.

    • Seldom

      Is that eBook font picker a feature to change the font size? Because I couldn’t change it and it was too small. I uninstalled because I saw nothing to change this. Calibre has been glitching out on me so I have been looking for an alternative.

      • Martins Divine Okoi

        Good observation, Seldom.

        Text size control and font picker are two features that are yet to be added to the project. My best guess is they will be added sometime in December.

        Sorry Calibre is glitching out on you; it’s a project that I don’t expect one to have issues with. But anyway, I’ll be on the look out for Ebook readers and will try to compile a list that you can pick from. Just stay tuned 🙂