A new way to read online

Pelican books can be read on any device, right here in your browser. Try the first chapter for free. If you'd like to read more, you can buy the whole book.

Read on any (or all) of your devices

Whether you are reading on a smartphone, tablet or widescreen monitor, the text adapts to offer the ideal reading experience for any screen size.

Always pick up where you left off

Start reading a book on your phone on the way to work, continue at your desk over lunch, and pick it up again in the evening with your iPad.

Your reading position is automatically bookmarked and synced across all your devices.

Highlight and share passages

Highlight a passage of text to save for later, or share your favourite extracts with friends on social media. (Highlighting is only available on laptop / desktop devices at the moment – we’re working on bringing it to mobile soon.)

All Pelican books are available to read online. The first chapter is free, and the full book is yours for £4.99.

Pick a book and start reading

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Beautiful, easy and comfortable to read

Highlight and share passages

Bonus: Footnotes that work like a charm