Apps for Booklovers

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.

find-materials-downloadbles-ebooks-3m-app3M Cloud Library

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.

OverdriveOverdrive Media Console

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).

serialreaderSerial Reader

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!

litsyLitsy

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.

-Patricia

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