It’s a great (Prime) day to be a bookworm.

By Caroline Harris
October 13, 2020 at 08:05 AM EDT
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Bibliophiles, rejoice! Amazon Prime Day is here, which means you can score major discounts on Kindles for the next 48 hours. From now until 11:59 pm PT, you can save $70 on an Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet, and pick up an Amazon Fire 8 Kids Edition Tablet for just $80. There are also significant markdowns on the Kindle Paperwhite and the Kindle Kids Edition to satisfy book lovers everywhere. Note that you’ll need to be a Prime Member to shop these incredible sales — and if you’re not already, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial to shop over a million deals worldwide with free two-day shipping.

For avid readers, investing in a Kindle makes perfect sense. They’re portable, convenient, and will end up saving you lots of space. Instead of crowding a small apartment or dorm with towering book stacks, you can store thousands of e-books on a Kindle. This is especially great if you like reading several books at once or if you’re a student struggling under the weight of a heavy backpack. Another benefit of Kindles is that you can download e-books instantaneously — no need to fret if you finish your current read late at night, long after your local bookstore is closed.

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You may be wondering, what’s the difference between an Amazon Kindle and an Amazon Fire? This is a valid question, especially since the Fire used to be called the “Kindle Fire” prior to September 2014. The Kindle is designed exclusively for reading, so the device contains no games, apps, or videos, with the goal of minimizing distractions. By contrast, the Fire is an all-around tablet that you can read on as well as check Instagram, play Candy Crush, watch Netflix, and more.

If you’re looking for many sources of entertainment in addition to reading, try the Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet. Its long battery life supports up to 12 hours of reading, watching movies, listening to podcasts, and scrolling through social media. You can enjoy millions of eBooks, TV episodes, songs, apps, and games on it, and its large 1080p display offers excellent picture quality. It’s also compatible with Alexa, and it features a built-in stand for hands-free viewing.

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Buy It! Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet, $79.99 (orig. $149.99); amazon.com

Amazon shoppers adore the Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet, giving it over 51,000 five-star reviews. They call it a “fantastic tablet at this price” for reading books, browsing through magazines, and catching up on their favorite shows. The device is sleek and lightweight for easy transport. You can buy the popular tablet in black, plum, twilight blue, and white, and you can choose between a 32 and 64 GB storage capacity.

For bookish little ones, the Amazon Fire 8 Kids Edition Tablet is a solid bet. It carries more than a thousand Amazon Kids+ titles, including popular series like Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Harry Potter, and A Series of Unfortunate Events. The device includes one year of free access to Nickelodeon, PBS Kids, Disney, and others, and it’s available in pink, blue, and purple designs. You can establish age filters to manage the content your child is viewing and add any books or games you think they might enjoy.

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Buy It! Amazon Fire 8 Kids Edition Tablet, $79.99 (orig. $139.99); amazon.com

If you’ve been eyeing a new Kindle for yourself or a loved one, now is your moment. Snap up these sales while they last, and have fun hitting the (virtual) books.

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