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Nothing makes it easier to read your favorite books and novels than a digital e-reader. And the Amazon Kindle is still the undisputed champion in the category. Small, lightweight and simple to use, these reliable devices easily go wherever you do. Not only will you get a battery life that can last more than a month on one charge, you’ll also have access to the largest library of e-books from Amazon, with the ability to subscribe to get unlimited downloads from Kindle Unlimited. Don’t want to give up on the library? You can also choose to get free downloads from your local library with apps like Libby.
And now Amazon is making it even easier to start reading with this massive Black Friday sale on all its best Kindle devices. Which one is best for you? Find out here, with this list of the absolute best Black Friday Kindle deals you can grab right now.
Amazon Kindle ($49.99, originally $89.99; amazon.com)
This most basic of e-book readers is perfect for just about anyone. You’ll get a 6-inch E Ink capacitive touch screen, plus a built-in front light to let you read in the dark, which is a great deal for under $50. It also includes Bluetooth and lets you stream and listen to Audible audiobooks on its 8GB of storage. Depending on your reading prowess, you’ll get between three and six weeks of battery life.
Amazon Kindle 11th-Gen Paperwhite (starting at $104.99, originally starting at $139.99; amazon.com)
Amazon upgraded its Kindle Paperwhite this year with three different products (including the Kids version we discuss later), all boasting larger, 6.8-inch screens with smaller bezels and faster page turns — meaning there’s no annoying lag. For the lowest price, you’ll get 8GB of storage with ads, and the ability to read on a glare-free display that looks great even in full sunlight, with maximum brightness increased by 10% from the last Paperwhite.
For night reading, you can adjust the warm lighting, and it also comes in a dark mode. Not to mention, it’s waterproof, so you can take it to the pool, the beach or even for a warm soak in the tub. Want to splurge? From the Black Friday sale price of $189.99, you can nab the Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition with 32GB of storage. Both versions include Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to download and listen to Audible audiobooks.
Amazon Kindle Kids ($59.99, originally $109.99; amazon.com)
Get those kids reading with this 10th-generation Kindle, which has a 6-inch display made for little hands and little minds. Parents will love the peace of mind the Kindle Kids affords because it won’t download games, ads or social media. Not only do you get an amazing Black Friday deal on this black-and-white display, but it also includes one year of Amazon Kids+, allowing children to explore and download over a thousand unlimited titles and book series without worry. Plus, we love that it has a two-year warranty for all that kid-type wear and tear. And it even comes with built-in speakers to listen to Audible audiobooks.
Kindle Oasis (starting at $194.99, originally starting at $279.99; amazon.com)
If you or someone you know is a serious reader, the 8GB Kindle Oasis is a worthwhile upgrade, as we named it the best e-reader of 2021. With its 7-inch flush-front Paperwhite screen, quicker processor speed, added Bluetooth and adjustable warm lighting, this is the closest thing to reading a real book you can get. With a sleek, ergonomic design and IPX8 waterproofing, it also includes physical buttons to turn the page, which is strangely satisfying. For an extra $20 you can splurge for the 32GB version.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Kids (starting at $114.99, originally starting at $159.99; amazon.com)
Give those younger readers a more pleasurable experience with this Kindle Paperwhite Kids edition. A great Black Friday value, this deal includes an 11th-gen, 6.8-inch Kindle Paperwhite tablet with a one-year subscription to Amazon Kids+, a choice of three different kid-friendly covers and that fabulous two-year warranty that will fix or replace the Kindle under any circumstances. Again, parents don’t have to worry about distractions like games or TikTok, and it’s even waterproof to make it even heartier. We also appreciate the Vocabulary Builder and Word Wise tools to let kids independently build their reading skills.