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Search just books through your Chrome browser

Google Play Books is a free app for the Google Chrome web browser and Chromebook operating system that allows users to access their Google books from the dock or browser toolbar. Unlike the official Google Books webpage, the Google Play Books app is free from clutter and aims to create a user experience that emphasizes users and their books. Just like the official website, users can view and purchase books that can be saved to their desktop computer or stored in the cloud.

Access to thousands of books

Google Play Books is full of thousands of unique and interesting titles and that’s why it stands above the standard Google Play site as a source for viewing and reading your digital library. While the Google Play Store can become cluttered, especially since its shared with movies, televisions, apps, music and more, Google Play Books focuses on the literature and acts more as a bookstore than an online digital media store. Browse books of all kinds just the same, but never worry about search results for other content types bleeding into the books.

Streamlined and accessible

Unlike the Google Play Store, Google Books is simplified and easy-to-use, providing a clean and user-friendly interface that is not busy or cluttered. Users will be able to search easier and turn their attention to what they’re really looking for when they browse the extensive library or titles.

This program is Windows 11 compatible.


  • User-friendly interface


  • Only available through Chrome

Also available in other platforms

Program available in other languages

User reviews about Google Play Books

  • dennis fleming

    by dennis fleming

    I'm having trouble buying. It says my card is declined, then it lets me buy an ebook. Then I go to buy another ebook, and my card is declined again.