Originally Posted by ilovejedd
That's not been my experience with Android at all. I've used Aldiko, Cool Reader and Mantano Reader and I had no issues getting any of them to look for books in a specific directory of my choosing (had all my books on /mnt/sdcard/books). No root required.
And I have used fbreader and Moon + Reader Pro. The latter puts its books in /mnt/sdcard/books/Moon+Reader and fb reader just looks in /mnt/sdcard/books and finds all the Moon+Reader books anyway. So, to make things easier, I don't download anything via fbReader because it doesnt care where the books are. Moon+ requires an import. But yeah, no root required (that said, both my Android phones are rooted)