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Bookworm is a document reader that allows you to read more than 15 document formats including PDF, EPUB, and MOBI using a versatile, yet simple, and highly accessible interface.

Bookworm provides you with a rich set of tools for reading your documents. You can search the document, bookmark and highlight interesting content, use text-to-speech, and convert scanned documents to plain text using Optical Character Recognition (OCR).
Bookworm runs on Microsoft Windows operating system. It works well with your favorite screen reader such as NVDA and JAWS. Even if no screen reader is active, Bookworm can function as a self-voicing application using its builtin text-to-speech features.

Ubiquitous & Versatile:

Bookworm supports most of the documents formats you may encounter, and it allows you to read them in a simple, versatile interface.

100% Accessible:

Bookworm is accessible by design. Every feature of the application is crafted to be accessible and easy to use using assistive technologies.

Fully Featured:

Out of the box, Bookworm comes with Text-to-speech, Optical Character Recognition (OCR), article extractor, Wikipedia integration, and more...


Do not only read documents, interact with them. That's why Bookworm allows you to bookmark, highlight, and take notes.


Bookworm offers you the reading experience you expect from a modern document reader. Adaptive technologies should be simple not simplistic.

Free & Open-source:

Bookworm is a free and open-source application. You can run it, modify it, and learn from it without restrictions.


  • Available in 7 languages and counting
  • Use the familiar single letter navigation keys to jump between headings, lists, tables, and quotes.
    • Advanced search options, specify search ranges and use regular expressions.
  • Builtin text-to-speech using SAPI5 and Win10 OneCore speech engine.
  • Convert scanned documents to text using Tesseract or the builtin Win10 OCR engine.
  • Clean the clutter from web pages and read web articles without adds or interruptions.
  • Different reading modes for different document types, reading a document that contains code? no problem!¬†search Wikipedia and get an instant definition for any term.