I often search books on Google Books to find useful information which we cannot get from all websites. Recently I came across an excellent software called GooReader which allows you to read books from Google Books, create your own library and save it as PDF to read offline.
Features of GooReader
GooReader provides a sweet interface for reading publicly available books and magazines on Google Books. Instead of awkward page scrolling in your browser you can get pleasure of reading on your desktop in the same way as you read hardcover books or paperback magazines. You can zoom pages, search inside books and even make annotations and save fragments.
In GooReader you can create a local Library of Google Books. This Library is saved on your hard drive so you can instantly access your favourite books even offline instead of searching them each time. Besides when you close a book, bookmark is automatically created, so the next time when you open the book, it will be opened on the bookmarked page.
GooReader not only allows to search books and magazines on Google Books but also allows to access your online Google Library. In GooReader you can log into your Google account and instantly view your favorite books, picked up from Google Books as well as electronic books purchased in Google eBookstore. And of course you can read all these books in GooReader, create bookmarks, add them to the local Library and download to PDF.
Sometimes you may need to print Google Books or read them offline when you don’t have the internet connection. Besides, most people love to read books on mobile devices (like iPad) or popular e-Book readers (like Sony Reader). In this case the PDF format is a perfect solution. GooReader allows to automatically save publicly available books and magazines to PDF files and read them offline. Note that this feature is available in paid version.
GooReader works only on Windows XP/Vista/7 and requires .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 installed. You can go for paid version (which costs $19.95) if you like to save your favorite books as PDF.