Install Cool Reader 3 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint via PPA Repository

Last updated: July 11, 2013

This simple and brief tutorial shows how to install CoolReader 3.x on Ubuntu 13.04, 12.10, 12.04, 11.10, 10.04 and Linux Mint via PPA repository.

CoolReader is fast and small cross-platform XML/CSS based E-Book reader for desktops and handheld devices. Supported formats: FB2, TXT, RTF, DOC, TCR, HTML, EPUB, CHM, PDB, MOBI. Platforms: Win32, Linux, Android. Ported on some eInk based devices.


To install it, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal, then follow the below steps:

1.) Copy and paste this command and run in terminal. It adds the ppa repository to your system:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:vovansrnd/coolreader

2.) If you’ve already Synaptic Package Manager, open it and click Reload to update package lists. Search for and install cr3:

If not, run this command instead:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install cr3



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2 responses to Install Cool Reader 3 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint via PPA Repository

  1. Hi all!

    I’m updated my CoolReader ppa for all actual Ubuntu releases:


    CoolReader the best reader for e-books. My small review:

  2. some fixes:

    wget -O/home/`whoami`/.cr3/cr3.ini
    ln -s /usr/share/cr3/backgrounds/ /home/`whoami`/.cr3/backgrounds