Negative plain form: 読めない??

Why is it 読めない and not 読まない?

What do you mean? Both are valid forms:
読めない - can’t read (negative of 読める)
読まない - won’t read (negative of 読む)

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It’s the negative of the potential plain form 読める.
The negative plain form of 読む is 読まない.

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