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How to Delete Books from Google Play?

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Besides Amazon Kindle store, Google Play Books is another great place to buy and read eBooks, especially for Android users. It allows you to upload up to 1,000 documents to Play books, very big amount. In fact, we will never upload so many books to our device, since the device's storage is not enough. Sometimes we have to delete books from Google Play.

There are two ways to delete books from Google Play, one is delete from Google play website, another is from device, that is from Google Play Books App. Each method is not complicated, you can choose whatever you like.

1. Delete Books from Google Play Website.
2. Delete Books from Google Play Books APP.

Methods 1: Delete Books from Google Play Website

If you want to remove google play books on computer, a easy way to make it is go to your Google Play Books library.

Step 1 Go to Google Play Books Website

In Google Play My Books, you can find and manage all your purchased and uploaded books. Google divide all your books into four types, uploads are books uploaded by youself, purchases are books purchased from Google Play books store. Rentals and samples are rest of the types.

Google Play My Books

Step 2 Choose Titles and Delete them from your Library

In My Books, find titles which you want to delete, and click three black dot button, if your books are purchased from Google Play, you will see a selection named "Remove from my library", if the book are uploaded from other sources, you will just see "Delete" button. Then, just click it, the books will be removed from Google Play soon.

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Notice: The purchased books are not permanently deleted when you use this method, you can download and read these books again from order page. But the uploaded books will be removed from your library forever, you can read them when you upload again.

Methods 2: Delete Books from Google Play Books APP

Google Play Books App provides two options to delete your books, one is remove it from your device, which means you can still read them when download again from your library. Another is delete books from library, which means remove books from your device and library completely.

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When open Google Play Books App, you can find all you books in My Library, or the home screen shows what are your reading now. In the above screenshot, you'll notice that each book has a tick icon on the book conver and also three vertical dots menu, if you click this buttons, you will find Delete Options.

Delete From Library

delelte from library

Delete From Device

delete from device

When you click the delete button, a window pop up, ask you confirm to remove or delete this book. Confirm it by selecting "OK" to remove the book from your device or "Delete" to delete it from your library.

Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why I delete books from my library, but when open play books app later, they're there once again. How to completely remove them ?

A: If you have deleted books from Google Play Books website, you can try to clean the web browser's browsing data and cache data. It's in "Settings" option, not hard to find in Google Chrome or Firefox.

If the books were deleted from Play Books App, clear your device's app cache data. Going to "Settings" on your device > Find "Application manager" > Google Play Books > Clear data.

Notice: All the methods above will just delete the books from your device or Google play library, if you want to delete your purchased books from Google Play account permanently, visit order page of this book, click on the menu (three vertical dots) and select "Delete forever".
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02/27/2017 23:33:30
a way to mass delete multiple books at once would have been a a nice upgrade , as would sort by ...well anything really lol.
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08/4/2019 09:36:19
i have 237 finished books in google play books, i would really really like to free up the space but this is not viable as a single select and delete . A bulk selection  delete is essential .
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