How to Delete a Book From the Shelf of an iPad

Save storage space and make it easier to sort through your collection of e-books by removing old books from the iBooks app on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch running iOS 8. The same process applies to each device. If you decide you want to read the book again, you can re-download it at any time for free.

Step

Launch the iBooks app. Select My Books and then tap Select.

Click Select.
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Select one or more books to delete.
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Step

Select one or more books that you want to delete from the iPad. A check mark in a blue circle appears in the bottom corner. If you tap the wrong title, tap it again to deselect it.

Tap Delete.
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Step

Tap Delete and then tap the Delete This Copy confirmation link that appears. The selected titles are removed from the bookshelf.

Restoring Deleted Titles

Download the book again to restore deleted titles.
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To put a deleted title back on the iBooks bookshelf, tap the Purchased icon and then select Not on This iPad. Scroll through the titles and then click the Download icon beside the one you want restored.