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MagicScroll Is a Minimalist HTML5-based EPUB Reader

If you’re looking for a polished web-based EPUB reader, MagicScroll allows you to read books from the web, uploaded from your computer, and even share the books with your friends.

Once you upload a book or select one from the web, the interface appears to be almost bare of all menus or settings toggles (everything is tucked along the left hand side of the screen). There you can make the text full screen, check out the keyboard shortcuts, adjust the colors and font, and grab a shortened URL for the book to share with others.

Visit the link below to enter through the main page or jump right into trying it out with this copy of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

MagicScroll [via MakeUseOf]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 01/27/11

Comments (2)

  1. Mike Schaub

    When I tried to use magic scroll 9http://www.magicscroll.net/) it said I had to use a different version of web browser or Google – since both are not version I deal with very well, is there any alternatives?

    Is there another ebook reader available similar to the magicscroll?

    Thanks,

    Mike Schuab

  2. Rogerleavitt

    Mike, There are several other ebook readers available and I suggest you download and try them all. They are all free and in addition to the readers, there are hundreds of thousand of free ebooks avail.
    Google will find them for you in a flash. If you have a problem come back and I’ll give you a hand.
    Google:
    Calibre
    Kindle for PC
    Nook for PC
    NookStudy …….. This one is for students so you’ll need a school. Choose the closest one from the list provided and you’re in business!

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