Where to Find Japanese eBooks

A huge thanks again to Mark, Steve, and everyone at LingQ for having me on as a guest today for the LingQ Gathering!

One of the questions that was asked was where I find Japanese books to import into LingQ. For whatever reason, it’s actually really hard to find digital Japanese books online.

That being said, here is where I have been getting mine:

  1. The LingQ Library has some good books available for everyone to use. Click on Browse Library > Books when you are on the Lesson page. You can also try typing in certain words into the Search Bar like “book” or “lightnovel” and such to see what other people have uploaded.

  2. I have also had some luck with Amazon. They have the Harry Potter series, children’s books, and some translated works such as “7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” You can check them out here: https://www.amazon.com/Japanese-eBooks/b?ie=UTF8&node=7735165011

  3. There are also some public domain websites that have free Japanese books on them. One of them is called Project Gutenberg which you can find here: Browse By Language: Japanese | Project Gutenberg

  4. There is also a more extensive site with more free books (but it’s all in Japanese) called Aozora Bunko which you can find here: https://www.aozora.gr.jp/

These are where I’ve found my Japanese eBooks, but I would love to hear where you get yours. Please let me know with a comment below!


Be sure to check out Steve’s book in Japanese right here on LingQ: Login - LingQ

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Wow! Good advice!

I have bumped into the same problem finding audio books in Japanese each time I’ve tried it over the last ten years… I guess the culture is just way more geared towards reading those little books they buy and sell back to the used books sellers so there just isn’t that much out there to find.

I’ll have to take a good look at your links. I didn’t know they have an audio version in Japanese for the 7 habits!

I also listened a little bit to the Linguist book in Japanese too and it seems very interesting!

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