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Five of the better desktop ebook readers

Calbre 2

Calibre features: Ebook reading/conversion, submit ebooks to portable devices (such as Kindle), download news from web sources, and a content server to enable your library to be viewed by other desktops. Calibre is free, open source, and cross platform.

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