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Google made their bookstore available to Canadians on Tuesday.




Google Bookstore for Canadians

Christmas this year has become a competitive landscape for eReaders in Canada. The Kobo Vox, Nook, and Amazon Kindle Fire all come out this month and Google’s entry of Google Books that can be read on any device will only add to the competitive flame. (Google Books cannot be read on a Kindle Fire).

Canadians can now enjoy thousands of digital books, 2 million public domain books, as well as CBC’s Canada Reads Program, the Globe and Mail bestsellers list, and the Quill & Quire. Included are major Canadian publishers such as House of Anansi, Dundurn, McGill Queens University Press, McClelland & Stewart and University of Toronto Press. Google also says that eBooks will be available soon at college campus bookstores and retail partners across Canada.

Your Google Books are stored in the Cloud, so you can start reading on any device and move to another device and continue right where you left off.


Google Books can be read on:

  • – Android devices running version 2.1 or later
  • – iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch running version iOS3 or later
  • – Any browser with Javascript enabled
  • – Any eReader [full list] that supports the Adobe eBook platform, although some require special instructions