CoolReader – A XML CSS Based eBook Reader for Ubuntu, Linux Mint – How to Install Using PPA


Cool Reader is a XML/CSS based e-book reader for GNU/Linux, Ubuntu capable to reading all major e-book formats.

Cool Reader is a free and open-source software and available for all platforms including desktops and handheld devices.

Cool Reader Feature Highlights

  • e-book formats supported: FB2, TXT, RTF, DOC, TCR, HTML, EPUB, CHM, PDB, MOBI
  • Change Text, Font, Color and styles
  • Multiple skin, background color support
  • Fallback font support
  • Look and Feel Theme support
  • Page customization (multiple page view, color, spacing, margins)
  • CSS Stylesheet support to modify reading experience

How to Install

Ubuntu, Mint, elementary, Debian

To install Cool Reader 3.1.2-39 Ubuntu using terminal run below commands in sequence. Enter password when prompted.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:vovansrnd/coolreader
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cr3

How to Use

  • Type Cool Reader in dash. Click the launcher icon.
  • For Gnome, find it under applications.

Cool Reader Running in Ubuntu

Cool Reader 3.1.2-39 Running in Ubuntu


How to uninstall

To uninstall Cool Reader run below commands in terminal.

sudo apt-get remove cr3

To remove the ppa run below command from terminal:

sudo ppa-purge ppa:vovansrnd/coolreade

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Cool Reader

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