When I want to get/download books from Google Play Store, I usually get this notification:

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But then I am not sure what to do afterwards to be able to read those pdf books on my phone. I've installed to ebook reader apps (kindle and another one), I also downloaded Google Play books app but I can't find those books exploring in those ebook reader apps and I can't find Google Play Books app on my phone to check whether it is possible to read them there.

  • What do you mean '..downloaded Google Play books app..' and '..can't find Google Play Books app on my phone..'?
    – Sid
    Jan 21, 2013 at 11:16
  • @Sid: This one and by the latter I meant I can't find it among the installed apps on my phone.
    – Gigili
    Jan 21, 2013 at 11:20
  • Actually I am looking for an elegant way of reading those books I find in the Google Play store on my phone!
    – Gigili
    Jan 21, 2013 at 11:25
  • you should have the icon in your app drawer. (search through every page carefully) If not, go to your play store app and search to find it. then try uninstalling and reinstalling the app.
    – Sid
    Jan 21, 2013 at 11:37
  • @Sid: And then those books will be available from the app?
    – Gigili
    Jan 21, 2013 at 11:48

1 Answer 1


You can download the Google Play Books app from the market (link)

If there is a problem with your installed app, open the app using Play Store app and uninstall and reinstall it. Now you should have the app shortcut in your app drawer.

In this app, you will be able to view your purchased books.

  • The app will show up as a blue book icon with the label "Play Books" (so you'll find it with the apps starting with "P" if your launcher sorts them alphabetically). Additionally if you're on a PC you can browse to books.google.com and (once you're logged in) you can click the My Library link (near the bottom of the page) to view and read books you've purchased in the Google Play store.
    – GAThrawn
    Jan 21, 2013 at 16:23
  • @GAThrawn: Yes, I knew what it looks like. Thank you. I can only read those book online, right?
    – Gigili
    Jan 21, 2013 at 19:39
  • @Gigili to read offline, you have to make them available offline and some books may nit be available for offline reading (info)
    – Sid
    Jan 22, 2013 at 1:25

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