Windows 10 has no default app to read EPUB files. You can actually open an EPUB file using Microsoft Edge. But, reading an ebook with Microsoft Edge is not a good idea since it is less convenient, especially for ebooks with lots of pages. There are a bunch of EPUB reader apps for Windows 10. We have compiled them in the list below.
EPUB itself is one of the most-used ebook formats. On mobile devices like Android tablets or smartphones, you can open an EPUB file using Play Books or your favorite ebook readers. Alternatively, you can also read an EPUB file by converting it to a format recognized by your ebook reader app (you need to convert your EPUB file MOBI on Kindle devices).
If you want to read an EPUB file on desktop (Windows 10) and have no idea about the app you should use, there the top list you can consider.
Calibre is a cross-platform ebook management tool that is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. This app can be a great option if you have lots of ebook collections since you can manage them. You can arrange your ebooks by author, format, tag, rating and so on. Calibre supports two popular ebook formats: EPUB and Mobi. The ebook viewer of Callibre allows you to view an ebook in a full-screen mode. You can also display the table of contents to easily jump between parts within the ebook you are reading. Calibre itself is a free, open source app.
2. Icecream Ebook Reader
Icecream Ebook Reader is one of the apps from Icecream Apps, a software company that develops apps like a screen recorder, PDF editor, password manager, and several other apps. Most apps developed by Icecream Apps are released as freemium apps, including Icecream Ebook Reader. While you can use Icecream Ebook Reader for free, the premium version is also available in case you need to unlock more features. The free version of the Icecream Ebook Reader is limited to personal use. Some key features offered by Icecream Ebook Reader are bookmarks, the ability to add notes, text translator, reading progress tracker, and library finder. The premium version of this ebook reader comes with better library management features. In addition to EPUB, this ebook reader also supports other ebook formats including Mobi, FB2, and PDF.
FBReader is a simple, lightweight cross-platform ebook reader. The developer of this app also provides the binary file for Windows. You can use FBReader to read an ebook in EPUB format as well as other formats like Mobi, FB2, and RTF. This ebook reader also has a library feature to allow manage your ebooks, but the features are not as plenty as two ebook readers above. The interface of FBReader is simple enough, pretty similar to Evince (PDF reader). You will see no icon to either increase or decrease the font. You can press the plus and the minus keys on the keyboard to increase or decrease the font size of the book you are reading. FBReader is free to use.
Bibliovore is an ebook reader developed specifically for Windows 10. You can get this ebook reader from Microsoft Store. Bibliovore also has a simple enough interface. Even so, it is also equipped with library management. This ebook reader allows you to open an EPUB file or several files at once thanks to its ability to add a folder. The ebook reader of this app features a night mode for a better reading experience at night. Bibliovore automatically reads the author of an ebook as you add it. Bibliovore offers some free ebooks you can download.