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Worldreader’s mobile application is a single place to discover, read, and collect free e-books in a variety of languages, from different parts of the world. Find storybooks to read to your children, access textbooks to help you with your assignments, or look up important health information you’ve been curious about. Worldreader’s mobile reading app is available on any internet-enabled mobile phone, including on the simplest feature phones.

Why You’ll Love It

35,146 Book Titles

We have 35,146 e-book titles from over 150 publishers from around the world, including:

  • Pratham Books (India)
  • Kenya Literature Bureau (Kenya)
  • Penguin Random House (US)
  • Sub-Saharan Publishers (Ghana)
  • Cambridge University Press (UK)
  • Kachifo Ltd. (Nigeria)
  • Mills & Boon (UK)
  • Open Road Media (US)

70 Genres

The Worldreader app spans 70 genres, including:

  • STEM Textbooks
  • Fantasy
  • Thrillers
  • Health
  • Memoirs
  • Learn to Read
  • Romance
  • Caine Prize Winners

43 Languages

Currently we offer stories and books in 43 languages, including:

  • Kiswahili
  • Igbo
  • Hausa
  • French
  • Afrikaans
  • Hindi
  • Gujarati
  • English
The Yam Po Club by Kenechi Udogu Fear of Flying by Erica Jong The Girl With the Magic Hands by Nnedi Okorafor The Baobabs of Tete by Kari Dako Team Trinity by Fiona Snyckers The Ghost of Sani Abacha by Chuma Nwokolo


Works on Any Phone or Tablet

Read on any internet-enabled phone, whether that be a simple feature phone or the latest smartphone.

Supports Any Language

Our reading app supports a variety of languages including those using non-Roman scripts such as Arabic, Amharic, Hindi.

Read Offline

Know you’ll have limited connectivity? Download your books and read them anytime, anywhere.

Personalized Reading

Grow your personal library just by reading or add the e-books you’ve enjoyed most to your favorites list.

Key Partners

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Opera Software is promoting Worldreader to their millions of users across 34 sub-Saharan African countries.

The Mozilla Foundation is supporting Worldreader by installing the app on Firefox phones sold in Africa and Latin America and promoting it in the Firefox Store.

Microsoft has been collaborating with Worldreader to develop a digital reading solution for Windows Mobile and other Microsoft phones.

biNu, Worldreader’s first mobile platform partner, developed the first versions of Worldreader, enabling over 4 million people in the developing world to read books on their mobile phones for free.

The Worldreader Team:

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The team is a quirky bunch of geeks determined to get books onto people’s mobile phones so that they can read more and read better. We are constantly cooking up new ways to get books to millions of people via a portfolio of cool mobile applications designed especially for users in emerging and low-income countries.

We’re doing anything from designing and developing mobile apps to mining our huge amounts of data to learn more about our users, their favorite books and places to read, to finding partners that help us scale. We spend all of our time working towards a world in which everyone in it has a library in their pocket.

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