How do I remove all downloaded books from Bookshelf 9 (Mac/Windows)

How do I remove all downloaded books from Bookshelf 9 (Mac/Windows)


Bookshelf 9 for Mac

  • Exit out of the Bookshelf application
  • With your mouse click on the Go menu (top of the screen). At the same time, on the keyboard press and hold the Option key. A hidden option called Library will appear in the Go menu. (Note: If the Go menu does not show up, click on your desktop, then Go)
  • Click on the Library option
  • In the Finder window that appears locate Application Support > Books > VitalSource BookshelfVitalBook Library
  • Delete all the *.vbk files present
  • Launch Bookshelf
  • You will now be prompted to download your book again each time you click one.


Bookshelf 7.6.4 for Windows 8

  • Exit out of the Bookshelf application
  • Uninstall Bookshelf from the Add/Remove Programs option in the Control Panel
  • Restart your computer
  • Reinstall Bookshelf from


Bookshelf 9 for Windows 10

  • In the Bookshelf application, click "My Books" to view a full list of titles. 
  • In the top-right corner, click Refresh, then click the List icon (just below Refresh).
  • To the right of the applicable title, click "Book Details."
  • In the Details window, select "Remove from Device" (you may need to scroll to the end of the screen). 
  • Click the "Remove" button to confirm.
  • Repeat these steps to remove any other applicable titles (if needed). 
  • Click "Refresh" in the top-right corner again.
  • Click the book title in the list to re-download the eBook. 



Removing books one at a time is not logistically desirable use the above instructions to remove all books at once from a device.