FB2 File Extension

Have a problem opening a .FB2 file? We collect information about file formats and can explain what FB2 files are. Additionally we recommend software suitable for opening or converting such files.

What is the .FB2 file type?

A file containing the FB2 file extension represents an eBook file suitable for reading on various e-readers and portable devices. The FB2 format is free, open-source and doesn't provide any digital rights management. It was initially created by Russian software developers and then became popular in other countries.

A digital book in the .fb2 format is a single XML file that describes all inner elements including title, name of the author, formatting scheme, and semantic markups and provides the possibility to keep the book structure unchanged. The "FB2" extension stands for "Fiction Book 2.0" - this file format suits best for storing fictional literature.

There are many e-readers and software applications capable of opening and running eBooks saved in the .fb2 format. However, such giants as Amazon's Kindle or Barnes & Noble's Nook don't currently provide any FB2 support. To resolve that problem, you can download a third-party application to convert your .fb2 book into another file format suitable for your device.

Software to open or convert FB2 files

You can open FB2 files with the following programs:
Booknizer by Booknizer.com
Icecream Ebook Reader
Icecream Ebook Reader by Icecream Apps
Yandex by ООО «ЯНДЕКС»
Yandex by Yandex

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