Go Read


Recent Updates

Version 5.3.9

  • Access your Bookshare Reading Lists directly on Go Read
  • Redesigned the book list UI so you can quickly view books downloaded to your device or on a Reading List
  • Added a Spanish version of the Go Read UI

  • Enhanced reading experience including: updated Text-to-Speech integration to remove some odd interactions and added an option to disable the pinch to zoom feature

Version 5.2.13

  • Added ability to download and read Bookshare periodicals.
  • Added ability to download books with images.

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed access to Bookshare books in Jelly Bean 4.3 devices.
  • Fixed issue with screen lock on paused books.

Bookshare books... now on Android

Go Read is a free, open source ebook reader for Android. Go Read is optimized for visually-impaired readers and usable by anyone. The app connects directly to online libraries, like Bookshare, and allows you to download and listen to eBooks in seconds.


  • Compatible with Android phones and tablets
  • Built-in text-to-speech voices
  • Voiced navigation for visually impaired readers
  • Direct connection to Bookshare for immediate on-the-go reading
  • Built-in support for both individual and school accounts


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Need Help?

Visit our Getting Started with Go Read or visit our Help Center.

Go Read logo on an Android tablet

Price: free on the Play Store

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Requirements: compatible with Android devices (Android 4.0–4.0.2 Ice Cream Sandwich or above, API level 14)

Book Formats: Bookshare books, other DAISY 3.0 and 2.02 books, and EPUB books

Audiences: This reading tool may be beneficial for Bookshare members who qualify with one of the following reasons:

  • Blindness: fully integrated with TalkBack text-to-speech (TTS)
  • Low Vision: TalkBack TTS plus large font options, background, text and highlighting color options
  • Learning Disability: Sentence-level highlighting plus TalkBack TTS
  • Physical Disability: Switch-friendly