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Where are my iBooks stored in macOS?

If you’ve enabled iCloud, they’re stored in Mobile Documents folder. Here’s the full path to books you've added: ~/Library/Mobile Documents/iCloud~com~apple~iBooks/Documents/ Here's the full path ...
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Don't want iBooks to always paste the "Excerpt From" of what I have copied

Here is a solution that requires no third-party software and lets you keep using the standard ⌘C shortcut to copy text in Books. 1. Create a Quick Action “Copy without Citation in Books” Open ...
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iBooks not syncing/uploading to icloud

I am an avid user of iBooks, and I hope I can be somewhat helpful. Because I am new to Stack Exchange, I am unable to ask questions/comments on your original post, therefore some of this information ...
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How to convert an epub package to regular epub?

FWIW, here's a shell command that works: cd my-broken.epub # iTunes/Books seems to add a file # 'iTunesMetadata.plist', and it produces a warning. # May also contain private data, so better ...
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Locating the iBooks folder in iCloud Drive

You can open the directory easily, like that command in your terminal open ~/Library/Mobile\ Documents/iCloud\~com\~apple\~iBooks/Documents/
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Locating the iBooks folder in iCloud Drive

I've been trying to figure out the same thing. I did discover that in terminal you can navigate to the following directory to see your iBooks: /Users/YourUserName/Library/Mobile Documents/iCloud~com~...
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How to convert an epub package to regular epub?

How iBooks imports an ePub file: A .epub file, as noted in other answers, is essentially a zipped up file. When iBooks imports the .epub file, the .epub file it stores is an unzipped file. This ...
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Where are my iBooks stored in macOS?

I simply dragged the books onto a folder of my choice in Finder and got the epub files that way.
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Don't want iBooks to always paste the "Excerpt From" of what I have copied

UPDATE: This solution no longer works in the latest Books and macOS, seems like Books no longer does the quote thing but limits the maximum number of characters that can be copied. Starting from ...
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No iBook app on iPhone X; cannot find app in App Store

Open this link on your iOS device, then install the app. iBooks by Apple on the App Store When searching for built in apps on the App Store, ‘make sure that you use the exact name of the app’ per ...
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How can two people read the same book on different devices

Have you considered adding her as part of the "family" ? Did this with iTunes and my daughter, but a quick look in the help in iBooks shows that you can share a book via family without compromising ...
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Apple Books won't download any books/files saved in iCloud only on Mac (macOS Big Sur)

This seems to be related to the storage optimisation feature for iCloud (maybe it is somehow stuck or blocking these downloads). It can be found under System Preferences -> Apple ID -> Optimise ...
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Where are my iBooks stored in macOS?

/Users/USERNAME/Library/Containers/com.apple.BKAgentService/Data/Documents/iBooks This worked for me in Sierra.
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How do I collect all of my notes and highlights from iBooks?

Install the free DB Browser for SQLite. Go to the iBooks annotations folder: ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.iBooksX/Data/Documents/AEAnnotation/ Copy the .sqlite file somewhere (like Desktop) to keep ...
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Books automatically deletes my books when offline, and when there is enough space on device

I feel you. I've never been able to figure this out, and it is so frustrating. This might not be the answer you're looking for, however, I've migrated away from using iBooks and using iCloud for ...
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Apple Books app and multiple desktops: How to stop app window to show on all desktops?

I had the exact same problem, solution: Open a book within the app Right click on the dock icon Options>Assign>This Desktop Solved on macOS Catalina 10.15.4
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How do I download the free Swift Programming Language book (Swift 5 Edition) from the Apple Books Store?

The books dowloaded from Apple Books Store are generally available to read only under the Books app on macOS or iOS. For The Swift Programming Language book, it could be read on a a different device ...
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Don't want iBooks to always paste the "Excerpt From" of what I have copied

You could use Keyboard Maestro to trigger the following AppleScript: set original_clipboard to the clipboard set paragraph_count to count of paragraphs of original_clipboard -- assuming the last two ...
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Don't want iBooks to always paste the "Excerpt From" of what I have copied

One workaround is Right-click the text Click Translate Selection Choose output language as the same one you're reading Click Copy Translation
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Where are my iBooks stored in macOS?

If you've enabled iCloud for iBooks [1], any books you've uploaded are stored in: ~/Library/Mobile Documents/iCloud~com~apple~iBooks/Documents/ Although you can't see it when you browse iCloud Drive ...
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Locating the iBooks folder in iCloud Drive

you can't see it when you browse iCloud Drive in the Finder, a easy way to get to it: Open any PDF; when it opens in Preview, right-click the titlebar and click "iBooks (iCloud)". When the iBooks ...
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Multiple "copies" of audiobooks in iTunes

Through trial and error, found the source of the problem and a solution that consistently works for me. Explanation and screenshot follows. Source of the Problem The Sorting tab has three groups you ...
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How to install iBooks on iPad

The simplest way might be to open your web browser on the iPad and open a link to a book. That will take you to the store if you need the app and take you to the app if you just lost where the icon ...
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iOS 11 how to prevent iBooks from moving my books to the cloud?

This is a bug in iBooks. Please report it to Apple so they fix it. Many of us have this problem. I just got bit by it on an airplane flight, when I realized I didn't have my books on my iPad or ...
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Don't want iBooks to always paste the "Excerpt From" of what I have copied

Here is how to set up a Keyboard Maestro macro to strip the extra text, including the quotation marks, the moment the text is copied from iBooks. First, create a macro group called “iBooks-specific ...
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Is it possible to COMPLETELY delete a Book from my purchased books?

It worked for me using iBooks on the Mac. Go to the iBooks store. Top left. Scroll all the way down and select "purchased" From here you should see the books. Hover over and click the X in the left ...
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iBooks iCloud Storage Limit?

I had this same problem - books added on my Macbook Pro stopped showing up on my iPad. I solved it by deselecting iBooks in iCloud on my Mac (System Preferences/iCloud/ ... click on Options tab beside ...
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How to convert an epub package to regular epub?

An ePub file is essentially just a zipped folder, though it has a mimetype file inside which apparently needs to not be compressed. This would imply that it's not completely straightforward to ...
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iBooks not syncing/uploading to icloud

First Navigate to the iBooks Folder CMD+Space (Spotlight): "[name of a book in iBooks library]" Highlight book and press CMD+Enter or CMD+Double Click on book. If the book exists in multiple ...
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