Remove all downloaded books from Bookshelf 8 (Mac/Windows)


How do I remove all the downloaded books from my device at once with Bookshelf 8 (Mac/Windows)?


Bookshelf 8 for Mac

  • Exit out of the Bookshelf application
  • With your mouse click on the Go menu (top of 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 8 for Windows

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


When removing books one at a time is not logistically desirable use the above instructions to remove all books at once.

Note: Unless there are more than 5 - 10 books to remove we recommend doing so through the application itself.



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