Ebook readers are hardware devices specifically developed for reading books and periodicals supplied in digital formats. Questions about ebook readers can include issues of compatibility, support of specific features.

Ebook readers are devices mostly dedicated to reading electronics books. The often feature long battery life and easy of reading through stable and high contrast reading surfaces.

Some ebook readers have extra functionality such as doubling as an MP3 player.

One of the first depictions of ebook-readers was in the 1993 ABC miniseries "Wild Palms"