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The family of Bookeen e-readers is expanding with two new Muse models!

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016
PRESS RELEASE: Paris, october 18, 2016

Bookeen wishes for all book lovers to fulfill their passion for reading. Muse Light becomes the first illuminated reader for small budgets and Muse HD the premium reader for fans of digital reading.

Cybook Muse Light

Cybook Muse Light

Cybook Muse Light

45%* of book lovers read in the dark before going to bed and incorporated illumination has become one of the favorite functionalities of readers, now available on our entry-level reader.

With Muse Light, Bookeen adds to its range a compact, black reader with an E-ink Carta screen (resolution 800 x 600, 167 ppi), feather light (at only 155g) and FrontLight technology. Muse Light integrates an intuitive interface, an access to ebooks stores and free content.

This reading companion is perfect for those who seek a complete illuminated e-reader at a fair price.

Muse Light will be available at less than 100€

Cybook Muse HD

Book lovers read often and more. In addition to physical books, they seek an e-reader that offers the best of digital reading.

Cybook Muse HD meets their expectations.

Cybook Muse HD

Cybook Muse HD

This e-reader offers an optimal reading experience thanks to its last generation E-Ink Carta HD screen 1448 x1072 (300 ppi) that offers finesse and character sharpness, a high contrast level for black letters and paper white pages.

Thanks to an edge to edge screen, Muse HD has a pure line and a refined elegance.

To offer the reader an ideal environment for his literary adventures, Bookeen has selected a soft casing bringing comfort when holding Muse HD, enhanced by the presence of buttons to easily turn the pages.

The storage capacity has been doubled to achieve 8GB and allow readers to carry even more books.

The e-readers is equipped with an intuitive and rich interface offering an enhanced reading experience thanks to functionalities like book progression (very useful for night reading, when you are tired but the book keeps you awake) or the export of notes.

Cybook Muse HD offers, like all other Bookeen e-readers, access to ebook stores and free content.

Muse HD will be available at less than 130€

A complete range for all users

With 4 e-readers, the Cybook Muse range offers a large choice

Cybook Muse (600×800, E-ink Carta, 155g, 4 GB)

Cybook Muse Light (600×800, E-ink Carta, 155g, 4 GB, Frontlight)

Cybook Muse FrontLight (758×1024, E-ink Carta, 190g, 4 GB, Frontlight, edge to edge)

Cybook Muse HD (1448×1072, E-ink Carta, 180g, 8 GB, Frontlight, edge to edge)

For Michael Dahan, founder of Bookeen, “With the arrival of these two new readers, the Muse family now offers to all users a reading solution according to their needs. From an illuminated e-reader at a low price to an elegant top-range product, Bookeen offers everyone the ideal product. These new products will be sold in more than 500 retail stores in the world by the end of the year”.


The new readers will be available from October 20, on and numerous shops worldwide.

Price on

Cybook Muse Light: 89,90€

Cybook Muse HD: 129,90€

Bookeen in short

Based in Paris, Bookeen has been the French experts in e-readers since 1998. The superiority of its technical quality and its digital reading solutions have allowed Bookeen to develop partnerships with large retailers, independent bookstores, and numerous distribution leaders like Brazil’s Saraiva, Carrefour Group in several European countries, Adlibris in Sweden, Norways, Finland or E.Leclerc.

For more information, please visit

Bookeen Press Contacts
Clarisse Lazerges,
+33(0) 9 72 33 47 63
Jean-François Kitten,
+33 (0) 6 11 29 30 28
Ilinca Spita, (EN)
+33 (0) 1 83 64 77 06


Compact and ultra-light

Cybook Muse Light is compact (8mm) and ultra-light: weighting only 155g, it carries a whole library in the shape of a paperback book and offers the comfort of a display in electronic ink E-ink Carta 6’’ (15,2cm).

The light to read by day and by night

Cybook Muse Light offers all the key functionalities of a reader with FrontLight technology that enables its use anywhere, even in the dark. This functionality has been embraced by 80% of e-reader buyers since 2015.

Touchscreen, yes, but also the buttons!

On its 6’’ (Odyssey et Muse) range Bookeen has a touchscreen display but also physical buttons for those who prefer turning the pages without touching their screen. Bookeen is one of the few offering this alternative.

An ultra-optimized Caecilian font

Cybook Muse Light integrates an optimized font for e-readers. The precision of the letters, the clarity of the curves and sharpness of the contrast, everything has been thought to enhance the experience of reading.

Download in total freedom

Cybook Muse Light are compatible with most of the digital ebook stores including In complete freedom, the reader can download in a couple of seconds hundreds of thousands of eBooks.

Books to discover

For the first literary adventures, the e-reader includes free contents

A complete offer at a soft price

Thanks to a reader integrating all the functionalities including illumination, Bookeen and Cybook Muse Light position in a price range where most readers don’t offer FrontLight.

Main characteristics

  • Capacity touchscreen
  • E-Ink Carta Display (800×600) 167 PPI
  • FrontLight: 20 levels of intensity
  • Dimensions: 116 x 155 x 8 mm
  • Weight: 155g
  • Physical buttons
  • 4GB internal memory
  • Micro SD card
  • Wi-Fi
  • 1-month battery life
  • Interface in 30 languages
  • Color: black


A HD E-Ink screen to ease the eyes

Cybook Muse HD integrates a screen offering an amazing definition (1448 x 1072) of 300 dots per inch, for an effortless reading and an exceptional precision.

A flat screen for a face-to-face with the page

Cybook Muse HD has a flat design based on the screen technology “edge-to-edge” that offers an exceptional visibility of the page.

An elegant reader

Cybook Muse HD has a 6’’ (15,2cm) display and is compact to easily read in all conditions. The reader has a grey elegant casing with a soft touch treatment that offers a pleasant hold.

An interface thought for the reader

More than the design, Cybook Muse HD offers a rich interface that enables to create collections, text search, export annotation, and book progression.

Touchscreen, yes, but also the buttons!

Why should touchscreens be incompatible with the possibility to turn the pages with physical buttons? Cybook Muse HD has found a compromise, making it possible to turn the pages with one hand thanks to nice buttons at the right and left of the reader.

A huge library!

Cybook Muse HD has a memory of 8GB and integrates a microSD card, giving book lovers the possibility to stock thousands of books.

Download in total freedom

Cybook Muse are compatible with most of the ebook stores including In complete freedom, the reader can download in a couple of seconds hundreds of thousands of eBooks.

Books to discover

For the first literary adventures, the e-reader includes free content

Main characteristics

  • Multi-point touchscreen
  • E-Ink Carta HD Display (1448 x 1072) 300 PPI
  • FrontLight: 20 levels of intensity
  • Dimensions: 116 x 155 x 8 mm
  • Weight: 180g
  • Physical buttons
  • 8GB internal memory
  • Micro SD card
  • Wi-Fi
  • Color: sweet gray

Bookeen innovates by launching the first integrated solar cover that charges the reader

Thursday, September 15th, 2016
PRESS RELEASE: Paris, September 15, 2016


Bookeen is writing a new chapter in the history of technology by offering a cover able to charge the reader thanks to a photovoltaic sheet.

A solar cover for Cybook Ocean

Solar energy accompanies us in the world of literature.

This solar sheet dresses Cybook Ocean with elegance, equipped with a big 8-inch screen. Today, the joy of digital reading overcomes all constrains, through the ability to read in the dark thanks to the FrontLight technology, in full sunshine without reflection on a E-ink screen while gaining in battery life thanks to this new solar cover.

On a hike, on the beach or in the park, it is therefore possible to charge its reader by sunlight without cluttering up with spare batteries, cables and plugs. Because reading is a simple, personal and authentic pleasure, Bookeen favors a natural way of charging to intensify this special moment.

An exclusive design


Rather than adding a bulky external charger, photovoltaic cells are invisible and perfectly integrated in a unique and exclusive design carefully thought by Bookeen (the cover is particularly thin). They are dissimulated by an elegant tree leaf that reminds us of the essence of paper, suggesting natural photosynthesis. Through technology, the leaf, source of life, becomes once again a fundamental element of reading.

For Michael Dahan, founder of Bookeen: “Thanks to the progress made in energy recovery and the extreme frugality of electronical ink screens, Bookeen offers for the first time to the world an independent reader that permanently charges using light. Going on a deserted island with your reader is now a dream-come-true”.

How it works

With this innovative product, the 125 cm² / 19 inch² of protection cover integrate an optical printed grid to solar modules. Thanks to the photovoltaic effect (production of energy using a light source), the solar modules react and enable to independently charge the reader. The solar cover feeds on rays and therefore extends the battery life of the reader.


A one-hour exposure of the cover in alluring brightness (25 000 lux et +) is enough to charge the reader for one more day of reading autonomy (30 minutes of daily reading).

Two companies of the French Tech

To develop this solution, Bookeen has joined another French company, SunPartner technologies, by using the Wysips Graphics® technology in the cover.

Sustainable innovation!

Users are searching for efficient and simple solutions for the autonomy of their electronical devices. The innovation that Bookeen offers puts forward products with clean energy and non-polluting like sun energy.

Availability and price

The Solar Leaf Cover will be available from September 15 at the price of 59,99 € TTC / 67 USD / 50 GBP at

This cover is exclusively compatible to Cybook Ocean of Bookeen.

The Solar Leaf Cover will also be available for Carrefour’s reader 8’’ Nolimbook XL in all Carrefour distribution chain.

Bookeen in short

Based in Paris, Bookeen is the French leader of digital reader solutions. The superiority of its technical quality and its digital reading solutions have allowed Bookeen to develop partnerships with large retailers, independent bookstores, and numerous distribution leaders like Brazil’s Saraiva, France’s Carregour in a number of European countries, Adlibris in Sweden, Norway, Finland, or E.Leclerc.

The library offers more than 200 000 ebooks available in just several seconds on readers and the web.

For more information, please visit

Bookeen Press Contacts

Clarisse Lazerges, +33 (0) 1 83 64 77 06

Jean-François Kitten, +33 (0) 6 11 29 30 28

Ilinca Spita, (EN) +33 (0) 1 45 03 21 77

Bookeen will release this summer, the first cover that recharges e-books thanks to invisible solar cells, in partnership with SunPartner

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016
Press Release: Paris, Barcelona February 22nd 2016

At Mobile World Congress 2016, Bookeen and SunPartner Technologies, announce, for this summer the launch of the first solar cover for e-books using the Wysips Graphics® technology. This new technology provides a new advantage for e-reading, an unprecedented battery life and hours of uninterrupted reading.
Bookeen Solar Cover for Cybook Ocean

Freely, and with style!

Bookeen will release this summer in Europe, an innovating cover for e-books embedding invisible solar cells. This major innovation will give even more freedom to readers in terms of mobility, to live without restraints, the pleasure of reading. The anxiety of lacking power before finishing your chapter is over. At the beach, in a park, during transportation, it is now possible to recharge your e-book as simple as that, without noticing.

As a matter of fact, this new useful disposal will be very elegant, as the solar cells will be covered by a harmonious pattern.

A lasting innovation!

Users are looking for efficient solutions for their electrical devices’ battery life, and favoring clean energies such as solar power.

How it works?

On this innovative product, the cover’s 125cm2 protection is composed of a printed optical network combined with solar modules enabling to recharge the e-book thanks to photovoltaic effect (production of electricity thanks to a light source). A reader that would expose outside their cover during an hour in good light conditions (25 000 lux and more) would give an adding day in battery autonomy for their e-book.

A #FrenchTech partnership

By using Wysips Graphics® technology, Bookeen will provide early summer 2016 a cover for their Cybook Ocean e-book before being extended to other devices from the pioneer brand in e-reading.

For Ludovic Deblois, CEO of SunPartner Technologies, “This new partnership with a “French Tech” pioneer like Bookeen in the e-reader market demonstrates the real added value of our Wysips Graphics® innovation for users of mobile and connected devices.”

As for Michael Dahan, co-founder and CEO of Bookeen, ” This new cover for the Cybook Ocean has an invisible charging mechanism making your product almost autonomous. The product recharges itself without you noticing it. We benefit from the very weak energy consumption of our e-books and of the SunPartner technology, for this world premiere”.

About SunPartner Technologies

SunPartner Technologies is a high-tech engineering company specializing in Solar NETs (New Energy Technologies). Since 2008, they’ve been developing the transparent PV component Wysips® that seamlessly integrates into any surface, transforming it into a solar panel. Based in Aix-en-Provence, France and growing worldwide, the company regularly receives awards both for its innovation and from the business community, such as the Nobel Sustainability® Clean Tech Company award in 2013 and Technology Pioneer 2014 from the World Economic Forum.

About Bookeen

Based in Paris, France, Bookeen is the European leader in e-reading solutions. The incomparable quality of its solutions and e-readers have enabled them to develop partnerships with both large chains and independent bookstores, as well as several leading large-scale retailers such as the Brazilian Saraiva group and the Carrefour group for example.

For more information, please visit

Press Contacts


Clarisse Lazerges, +33 (0) 1 83 64 77 06

Jean-François Kitten, +33 (0) 6 11 29 30 28

SunPartner Technologies

Marion Chanson +33 (0) 6 15 71 16 76

After Sweden, Adlibris the leading internet book store in the Nordic region, extend today their digital reading initiative to 2 new countries, Norway and Finland and their partnership with Bookeen

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Paris, October 26th, 2015
Press Release Bookeen / Adlibris


Today Adlibris is extending the initiative to two more countries, Norway and Finland and will offer the best of Letto ebooks solution to new customers.

Since 2011, Bookeen and Adlibris partner on a digital reading initiative in Sweden, with two generations of e-reader under the Letto Brand.

Early 2015, Adlibris introduced the new Letto FrontLight featuring a great lightning system to read under any conditions and an elegant & compact E-INK HD edge-to-edge new design, developed in Paris by Bookeen, the French ereading pioneer.

This new member in the Letto family offers a brand new & intuitive user interface with top features like the new Adlibris cloud synchronisation and additional dictionaries such as Suomi, Norvegian, and English on top of the Swedish one. This is a new example of a strong partnership to establish best integrated solution for Adlibris customer to access and read their ebooks everywhere.

Michael Dahan, CEO at Bookeen:

We are delighted to continue our partnership with Adlibris, a true leader in reading. We brought our experience and technology in a very constructive collaboration. With this extension to new countries and new features, I believe Adlibris solution is the best eReading solution on the Scandinavian market and will be a great offer for their customers, in Sweden, Finland and Norway.

Henrik Oscarsson, CEO at Adlibris :

We are excited to be able to bring Adlibris Letto FrontLight to our customers in Finland and Norway! The interest in e-reading is growing every day and for a book store for book lovers it is important for us to be able to offer our customers excellent platforms for e-reading and Adlibris Letto FrontLight truly delivers a great e-reading

About Bookeen

Bookeen offers full digital reading solutions under the brand name Bookeen or white labeled. Pioneer on this market since 2003, Bookeen supplies its partners with a technical solution composed of E Ink innovating e-readers, ebookstores (online, or on e-readers) and apps synchronized within the cloud. Bookeen operates in more than 20 countries every year such as Brazil, Sweden, France, Spain, Russia, Hungary, Germany…

Major worldwide players use Bookeen-made solutions: Saraiva (the number one bookstore chain in Brazil), Carrefour (France, Spain, Belgium), Relay (France), Leclerc (France) Adlibris (the leading internet bookstore in the Nordic region)…

Products and digital solutions are designed by Bookeen in Paris. Bookeen is a French Tech company.

For more information and details about Bookeen, don’t hesitate to contact us:

Jean-François Kitten, +33 6 11 29 30 28

Clarisse Lazerges, +33 (0) 9 72 33 47 63

About Adlibris

Adlibris is the largest Internet book store in the Nordic region. Adlibris is dedicated to creating the best shopping experience for book lovers in Sweden, Finland and Norway always offering competitive prices and fast deliveries. has over 2 million visitors each month and ships over 20 000 books to our customers each day. Adlibris is owned by the Bonnier Group, the leading Nordic Media group.

For more information and details regarding Adlibris in Finland, please contact:

Marjut Määttä