Apple shows iPad e-reader features, bookstore

The iBooks app allows users to browse, read reviews, read a sample excerpt, or just buy books — and the book downloads to a virtual 'book shelf'

At an Apple press event, chief executive Steve Jobs demos the company's new iBooks app. Users can now browse, read reviews, read a sample excerpt, or just buy books — and the book downloads to a virtual 'book shelf'. The software has the support of five of the largest publishers, including Simon and Schuster.