If you’ve been patiently waiting for a sale to upgrade your reading game, Amazon’s first-ever Prime Big Deal Days, aka its October Prime Day, is here to make it happen.
Among the best Amazon finds are discounted Kindles and Kindle bundles to shop during the two-day sale, which ends tomorrow. Magically compressing thousands of your most coveted reads into one slick device, it’s obvious why even the most diehard physical book lovers have been convinced to make the switch.
And at prices this good, who knows if these reading devices will stay in stock for long. Grab one of these beloved Kindle editions for yourself or a friend and gift them a library at their fingertips this holiday season.
Best Kindle Deals from Amazon’s October Prime Day
- Kindle Paperwhite (8GB), $94.99 (orig. $139.99)
- Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition (32 GB), $139.99 (orig. $189.99)
- Kindle Paperwhite Kids (16 GB), $109.99 (orig. $169.99)
- Kindle Kids (2022 Release), $79.99 (orig. $119.99)
- Kindle (2022 Release, 16 GB), $74.99 (orig. $99.99)
- Kindle Scribe (16 GB), $264.99 (orig. $339.99)
- Kindle Oasis, $199.99 (orig. $249.99)
- Kindle Paperwhite Kids Essentials Bundle, $142.97 with Prime (orig. $202.97)
- Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition Bundle (32 GB) in Agave Green, $193.97 with Prime (orig. $257.97)
- Kindle Scribe Essentials Bundle (64 GB), $381.97 with Prime (orig. $519.97)
Squeezing all your favorite books into one slim tablet — plus a virtual store full of plenty more — commuters’ and jet setters’ bags won’t be bogged down by heavy hardcovers and paperbacks.
Have the classic Kindle on your wishlist? The Paperwhite has a few different editions on sale. The original pick and the most current version of Amazon’s reader is 32 percent off right now. Users can control the backlight brightness and temperature as well as the font size. It’s also waterproof, so your vacation picks won’t become unreadable if a splash from the pool or an errant cocktail intervenes.
Shoppers can also purchase a Paperwhite with three months of Free Kindle Unlimited, making it a great gift for anyone who’s just starting to add to their e-book collection. They’ll be able to borrow 20 books on their virtual shelf at once and keep them until their membership ends.
Voracious readers in need of more space in their digital library will appreciate this storage-heavy pick, which has earned more than 17,000 five-star ratings from shoppers. Its charge time is also more impressive than its predecessor: Readers can now get a little over two months’ worth of reading time with one charge (10 weeks!), and it has wireless charging capabilities. Oh, and you won’t have to deal with those slightly odd lockscreen ads — if you know, you know.
The Kindle Paperwhite Kids and its corresponding bundle offering are discounted during Prime Big Deal Days. Little bookworms can flick through the chapters outside, at night, or on the road. It’s backed with accident-proof technology and guarantees that it can be dunked in water and survive to see another book.
Plus, it has a two-year warranty, so if it breaks, parents and guardians can return it and get a new one. The device has a colorful cover and comes preloaded with a year of Amazon Kids+, so the recipient can easily access a wide range of books tailored just for them.
The options don’t stop there. One of the most affordable Kindles available during the sale is the 2022 Black Kindle, which is going for $75. It can host up to six weeks of reading sessions on a single charge, and it has the same unique glare-free display that makes reading from Kindles much more comfortable than a standard glossy glass screen. This is also the smallest of all the models with a frame that’s 6.2 inches long and roughly 4.3 inches wide.
Aspiring authors, book fanatics, and lovers of journaling won’t want to settle for a tablet that simply serves as a digital book. Instead, they can get the Kindle Scribe on sale for $265. This high-tech version allows plenty of scribbles to be had, whether you’re writing a novel or simply want to take notes about the book that currently has you engrossed.
It’s the biggest Kindle by far, with a screen that’s 10 inches and it comes with a compatible pen — take your pick between the standard or premium writing utensil. You’ll have up to three weeks of charged battery if you’re a scribbler, and up to 12 weeks if you’re just using it to read.
The last Kindle model to keep your eyes peeled for is the Kindle Oasis. An e-reader that stands out for its clean lines and tactile buttons that allow you to turn the page with ease. It also has a wider screen (7 inches across) and technology that makes the eye think it is reading printed paper — something numerous reviewers commented on.
It’s currently down to $200, and the waterproof, auto-orienting screen makes it a must-have for around the house and on the go. Even hardcore physical-books-only fans have become converts. As one self-professed skeptic noted, “I find myself grabbing for my Oasis rather than a regular book because it’s so easy to hold and see.”
Tech-savvy readers, travelers, and paperback lovers will find something to love about a Kindle reader. Shop these models before Amazon’s October Prime Day sale event ends tomorrow.
Buy it! Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition Bundle (32 GB) in Agave Green, $193.97 with Prime (orig. $257.97) at amazon.com