It’s no great secret that I love books and all things bookish. That love certainly extends to apps. Apps make me a more prolific and enthusiastic reader, and I’m excited to share some of my favourite apps for booklovers with you.
What is it? An e-book lending app. Basically it allows you to borrow e-books from your local library.
Available for: Desktop devices, Android devices, Apple devices
Note: Due to licensing restrictions, the 3M Cloud Library is only available to North Vancouver City Library card holders.
My favourite thing about it: The selection is really good — especially for newer releases, and it’s super easy to use.
What is it? An e-book and e-audiobook lending app that allows you to borrow and download e-books and audiobooks from your local library.
Available for: Android devices, Apple devices, Microsoft devices
Note: Due to licensing restrictions, you need to access Overdrive Media Console from the library of the municipality you live in with a card from that municipality.
My favourite thing about it: I love how easy it is to filter out books that are checked out so I can focus on titles I can read right now. I also love that the catalogue contains both e-books and audiobooks so I can checkout my lunchtime reads (e-books) at the same time as my gymtime reads (audiobooks).
What is it? An app that delivers classic public domain novels to you daily in small easy-to-read chunks.
Available for: Apple devices (though an Android version is in the works)
My favourite thing about it: The app inspires me to wake up 15 minutes early most days so I can polish off a bit of Moby Dick before breakfast, which is great; but the best part is truly the congratulatory messages that pop up when you finish your daily dose — they’re adorable!
What is it? Imagine Instagram was all books. It’s like that but much better.
Available for: Apple devices (though an Android version is planned)
My favourite thing about it: Litsy is everything I want social media to be. It constantly inspires me to seek out new authors and makes me generally more knowledgeable about my favourite passion: books.