After I upgraded to iOS 5 on my iPad 2, iBooks no longer shows any cover art for ePubs that I have imported. Anything that is from the iBook store shows art fine, along with PDFs.

Is there a solution to this?


Yes, I found that if you remove the books from the iPhone, then add them again via sync the cover art should return.

  • I have a lot of books on my iPad. Is deleting and re-adding them the only way to get back the cover art? I would really hate to have to go this route. – user12045 Oct 14 '11 at 19:37
  • Telling iTunes not to sync books, syncing, then enabling book sync, syncing, starting iBooks and waiting will cause the books to get art. This will take a while and seems to involve some sort of indexing. – Dominic Hopton Oct 21 '11 at 2:12

Try removing all iBooks form the iPad and the re-sync them again that fixes it.

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