With our recent transition to a digital-only format, it's now possible to consume Linux Journal in a number of ways. For those so inclined, it's even possible to print each issue and bind it into a paper magazine. (The PDF lends itself quite nicely to that in fact) Electronically speaking, however, it's hard to beat the .epub/.mobi editions.

If you'd like to browse this month's issue without ever leaving your computer, you might want to check out EPUBReader, a Firefox add-on that turns your browser in a mini-library. After installing the add-on, epub files are opened automatically and added to the local epub library. To access your library, simply go to Tools, and select ePub-Catalog. You'll be presented with a list of all your locally stored epub books, and with a simple click, you can be browsing.

EPUBReader includes support for an interactive table of contents, which makes wise use of a computer's widescreen display. It even supports keyboard shortcuts! EPUBReader is free, cross-platform and quite honestly, a really nice e-reader app. Check it out for yourself at http://www.epubread.com.


Shawn Powers is a Linux Journal Associate Editor. You might find him on IRC, Twitter, or training IT pros at CBT Nuggets.


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Jose is right

Shabda Raaj's picture

If you are using Ebooks, calibre is a must!


very nice

cobasaja's picture

wow this nice in my country linux very popular

where can i print bound copy of linux journal?

Anonymous's picture

There is a book store with a book printing machine. Do any readers have
any experience having the linux journal printed on a book printing machine?

I use coolreader and calibre for epub reading :)

Jose Cuervo's picture

I use coolreader and calibre for epub reading :)

not the same

msoulier's picture

The best thing about ebook readers is the e-ink surface that, most notably, does *not* feel like reading off of a computer screen.