This rare deal offers unlimited access to over a million books for just $45

Noelle Ike, CNN Underscored
Updated Fri November 9, 2018

As part of an ongoing series, the CNN Underscored team showcases outstanding deals you can shop right now on the CNN Store. Each week, our staff chooses a product to feature that we think you'll love. This week, we're highlighting Scribd's six-month subscription ($45, originally $53.94; store.cnn.com).

Have you ever started reading an interesting article, only to find yourself redirected to the subscription page? Ever hit the end of the "10 free articles a month" limit? Or maybe you've been on the waitlist for a best-selling book at the library, only to give up and just buy the book.

If you love to read, there's a more convenient and cost-effective way to do so. A six-month Scribd subscription ($45, originally $53.94; store.cnn.com) gives you unlimited access to 40 million titles in the form of books, audiobooks, magazines, news articles and more. You can access the Scribd library from any device, anywhere you have Internet access. If you're prepping for travel or going somewhere without Internet, you also have the option of downloading your reading materials to enjoy offline.

Scribd's library has over a million books and audiobooks, which means you can access everything from new releases to best-sellers and beloved classics. Considering the average nonfiction paperback book cost over $20 as of March 2018, it'll be a breeze to ensure you get your money's worth over six months. For an even better deal, the one-year subscription is now priced at $94.99, 21% off its original price of $107.88.

But having access to so much reading material can be understandably overwhelming. So Scribd also comes with suggestions based on your interests, lists curated by experts and easy-to-navigate literary categories. With personalized recommendations, you can easily discover new favorites for your digital bookshelf. If you find something you want to read in the future, it's easy to set up a collection to keep track of what's next on your list. You also have the option to tag favorite books that you want to remember or share with loved ones.

Time magazine recently named Scribd one of the "10 Start-Ups that Will Change Your Life." So whether you read all the time or know that you should be reading more, testing out Scribd and its huge library is a smart investment.