eBooks on PSP

Please note that the domain psp.manybooks.net is (from March 2012) no longer maintained, but you can still use the regular site to read books on your PSP!

ManyBooks offers a large library of ad-free eBooks that can be downloaded for free and read on your PlayStation Portable. Have a look at our Genres page to find something that strikes your fancy.

Below are a few different alternatives for how to read the books on your PSP.

Read using the PSP Browser

This method is probably the easiest one as you don't need to download any additional software.

  • Simply download the book you want to read in the .html format.
  • A lot of our files have very long names so you might want to rename it for easier access.
  • Copy the .html file to a memory card and plug that into your PSP.
  • Open the Internet Browser of your PSP and press the Toolbox icon.
  • Set the cache setting to "Do not use".
  • Enter the following in the address bar, "file:/x.html", where x.html is the name of the file.

This method is fairly quick but does come with some drawbacks. You might have problems with running out of memory if the ebook is too large. You might also find that it is not very convenient to scroll through the book to find where you were last if you should take a break in your reading.

Using Bookr on the PSP

Bookr is a document reader for the PSP which enables native .pdf reading. You need a Sony PSP with firmware version 1.5. Other firmware versions are not supported. To install simply copy the __SCE__bookr and %__SCE__bookr folders to your Memory Stick \PSP\GAME folder.

You can get the software from the Bookr project page on Sourceforge.

Note, the PSP was not built to be a ereader so it will take some effort to make it act as one. In the end you might want to get a dedicated ereader which will give you a much better overall experience. You might find one you like in our eReader reviews section.