Reading Bookshare books with Word

Bookshare books are available in Word. This is an easy-to-use format that allows members to see and customize the book’s text to meet their reading needs. 

Members can download books in Word and access the text using common editors like Microsoft Word and Google Docs. With these editors, they can do the following:

  • See the text
  • Customize the font size, colors, styles, and more
  • Annotate text

Read Aloud with Latest Version of Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word 2016 has a Read Aloud feature that lets you hear your document and see each word highlighted simultaneously. Learn more

Read and Listen on Google Docs

Members can listen to books on Google Docs using compatible applications. You can download the Word format, extract it from the zip file, and upload the book to Google Docs. You can use the following applications to access and listen to the book: