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Whether you want one for yourself or for the bookworm in your life, now is the perfect time to buy a Kindle e-reader. They’re one of the most popular items for shoppers to buy on Black Friday, often seeing the best prices available all year — Prime Day aside.
The versatile devices make it easy to carry a library of reading around in the form of a small tablet. From the budget-friendly original Kindle to the full-featured Kindle Oasis, you’re sure to find the right model for you, at a sweet price. Find the best deals below, or check out our guide to the best e-readers to learn more about which is right for you.
Best Black Friday Kindle deals
What is a Kindle?
Kindle is Amazon’s collection of tablet-like ebook readers. It’s also an app that lets you read ebooks from your phone or any other type of tablet. Supplementing the devices and app is Kindle Unlimited, a monthly membership that gives you unlimited access to more books than you can count.
As of right now, there are three different Kindle models to choose from. The high-end and full-featured Kindle Oasis, the mid-range Kindle Paperwhite, and the budget-friendly Kindle.
The Oasis is our pick for the best overall e-reader; it’s bright, waterproof, designed with page-turning buttons, and it has the biggest screen. The Kindle Paperwhite is a bit cheaper but still offers a sharp screen, long battery life, and lightweight design. If you want the cheapest Kindle available, the basic model is a solid choice with its long battery life and front light — but it’s not waterproof.
What is Kindle Unlimited?
Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited service grants you access to over a million ebooks for a low monthly fee. It’s a solid investment for avid and adventurous readers. You can even try 30 days free before buying.
Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited is a great way to get access to a ton more books than you otherwise would have. Sign up now for a 30-day free trial.
How do I use my Kindle?
Reading on your Kindle is as easy as downloading your ebooks and cracking into your new acquisitions. For a detailed how-to, check out our guide here.
Which is better for Kindle deals, Black Friday or Cyber Monday?
Both Black Friday and Cyber Monday bring all-time lows on Amazon’s Kindle e-readers. The deals are equally good price-wise, but you’re better off shopping on
to avoid low-stock issues. With items as high-demand as Kindles, the longer you wait the more you’re likely to see your shipping date pushed.