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Booksonic is a server and an app for streaming your audiobooks to any pc or android phone. Most of the functionality is also availiable on other platforms that have apps for subsonic.


docker create \
  --name=booksonic \
-v </path/to/config>:/config \
-v </path/to/audiobooks>:/books \
-v </path/to/podcasts>:/podcasts \
-v </path/to/other media>:/media \
-e PGID=<gid> -e PUID=<uid> \
-e CONTEXT_PATH=<url-base> \
-e TZ=<timezone> \
-p 4040:4040 \


The parameters are split into two halves, separated by a colon, the left hand side representing the host and the right the container side. For example with a port -p external:internal - what this shows is the port mapping from internal to external of the container. So -p 8080:80 would expose port 80 from inside the container to be accessible from the host's IP on port 8080 http://192.168.x.x:8080 would show you what's running INSIDE the container on port 80.

  • -p 4040 - the port(s)
  • -v /config - Configuration file location
  • -v /books - Location of audiobooks.
  • -v /podcasts - Location of podcasts.
  • -v /media - Location of other media - optional
  • -e PGID for for GroupID - see below for explanation - optional
  • -e PUID for for UserID - see below for explanation - optional
  • -e CONTEXT_PATH for setting url-base in reverse proxy setups - optional
  • -e TZ for setting timezone information, eg Europe/London

It is based on ubuntu bionic with s6 overlay, for shell access whilst the container is running do docker exec -it booksonic /bin/bash.

User / Group Identifiers

Sometimes when using data volumes (-v flags) permissions issues can arise between the host OS and the container. We avoid this issue by allowing you to specify the user PUID and group PGID. Ensure the data volume directory on the host is owned by the same user you specify and it will "just work" ™.

In this instance PUID=1001 and PGID=1001. To find yours use id user as below:

  $ id <dockeruser>
    uid=1001(dockeruser) gid=1001(dockergroup) groups=1001(dockergroup)

Setting up the application

Access WebUI at <your-ip>:4040.

Default user/pass is admin/admin


  • Shell access whilst the container is running: docker exec -it booksonic /bin/bash
  • To monitor the logs of the container in realtime: docker logs -f booksonic

  • container version number

docker inspect -f '{{ index .Config.Labels "build_version" }}' booksonic

  • image version number

docker inspect -f '{{ index .Config.Labels "build_version" }}' linuxserver/booksonic


  • 27.08.18: Rebase to ubuntu bionic.
  • 06.12.17: Rebase to alpine 3.7.
  • 11.07.17: Rebase to alpine 3.6.
  • 07.02.17: Rebase to alpine 3.5.
  • 13.12.16: Initial Release.
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