June 15, 2012 | by Andrew Kameka
“Donde esta la biblioteca, Pedro?” Ben Stiller asked with his elementary style Spanish in the movie Dodgeball. Now Stiller and other readers need not visit la biblioteca because they get can books directly on their Android devices.
Google announced today that Google Play Books are now available in Spain. Previously available in limited areas – such as Australia, Canada, United States and United Kingdom – today’s announcement expands Books’ global reach. Google also made its eBook storefront available in Germany yesterday.
As it did when Play Movies launched in France, Google has launched its new eBook store with a mix of local classics, new books, and titles in English and other languages from around the world. Licensing and translated text availability may affect library choices, so don’t be surprised if something you search for doesn’t pop-up in the results. There should still be thousands of choices. In Germany, Google touts Charlotte Link’s “Der Beobachter” and Jeanette Walls’ “Ein ungezähmtes Leben” as books you can purchase right now. Spaniards can grab “El Prisionero del Cielo” by Carlos Ruiz Zafón and “Si tú me dices ven lo dejo todo… pero dime ven” by Albert Espinosa.
Visit play.google.com/store/books or tap on the Books section in the Google Play app on your phone to start reading today.