Stanza: a Revolution in Reading

What is Stanza?

Stanza is a free application for your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Use it to download from a vast selection of over 100,000 books and periodicals, and read them right on your phone. It’s a wireless electronic library that stays open 24/7.

Reading revolutionized.

Forget carrying around stacks of books for school, work, or vacation. Stanza on your iPhone/iPad/iPod lets you hold a lifetime’s worth of reading in your pocket or handbag. Whether on a plane or waiting in line, your books are only a tap away.


Browse.

The built-in Lexcycle Online Catalog contains links to over 100,000 books, from classics to contemporary works. From Austen to Zola, the world’s greatest literature is all at your fingertips.

Share.

Have an existing collection of electronic books? Have documents you want to view on your iPhone? Move them onto Stanza iPhone/iPad/iPod by dragging them into iTunes on your Mac & PC.

Read.

Font sizes and colors, portrait mode or landscape, justification, line spacing, and hyphenation. It’s all under your control. Customize Stanza with your preferred style and enjoy distraction-free reading.

A million readers can’t be wrong.

Stanza is the most popular electronic book reader for a reason. Intuitive ease of use, unmatched customizability, and powerful library organization features all blend together to make finding, obtaining, and reading your books a joy.

Browse Online Catalog.

Browse from many online sources of books, and pick from over 100,000 books to download.

Flowing Covers.

Browse your library in glorious color with cover flow to bring the realism of a bookshelf to your fingertips.

Worth 1,000 Words.

Don’t like your book’s cover? Looking up other cover artwork is a breeze using the “Cover Lookup? feature.

Book Summaries.

Find out about the book before you download and read it.

Read Away!

Print-quality resolution, soft backlighting for nighttime reading, intuitive screen taps to turn pages. Immerse yourself in your book.

Find your Favorites.

Browse by subject, language, and author, or perform free-form searches for books.

Organize your Library.

Sort by title or author, or create custom collections to create reading lists and keep track of all your books.

Save your Place.

Stanza always remembers where you last left off in the book, and also lets you bookmark your favorite parts.

Your Words, Your Way.

Customize your colors, fonts, and every detail from line spacing to hyphenation.

Quick Tour: Stanza in Action

Watch a quick 10-minute introduction to using Lexcycle Stanza.

Shop Online.

Use the built-in store to buy the latest bestsellers and download them straight to your iPhone/iPad/iPod.

World-Wise.

Stanza has built-in support for English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Danish, Portuguese, and Swedish.

Share Local, Read Global.

Automatically find books and other documents you share using iTunes or over your local WiFi Network.