The best Black Friday Kindle deals for 2020

Black Friday has finally arrived, and retailers like Amazon are rolling out significant discounts on Kindle devices for this year’s Black Friday sales. Amazon’s lineup of Kindle devices is a strong favorite among techies and bookworms the world over, and although there are a few different brands of e-book readers available today, the Amazon Kindle remains firmly popular. If you’re looking to pick up one of these great e-book readers, today is the day buy, with retailers like Amazon showcasing some great deals. To save you the time and effort of hunting for them yourself, we’ve already rounded up all the best Black Friday Kindle deals right here.

If, on the other hand, you’re still curious to see what tablet bargains are on offer, there are also plenty of Black Friday tablet deals available at the moment if you’re not dead-set on a stand-alone e-book reader.

Best Black Friday Kindle deals

One of the hottest sales today is a Kindle Paperwhite deal going on at Amazon. See more discounts below:

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Kindle Essentials Bundle with Fabric Cover

$95 $140
Pick up a bargain with this bundle which contains a Kindle, fabric cover in a choice of colors, and power adapter. With 8GB storage, you'll be able to store all your favorite books.
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Kindle Oasis Leather Cover

$37 $50
Protect your Kindle Oasis with this gorgeous leather cover, available in Merlot or black. Designed to fit your device perfectly, it has a magnetic closure to keep your Kindle safe.
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Kindle Oasis 32GB with Wi-Fi

$220 $300
The 32GB Kindle Oasis is waterproof and has enough space for all your favorite books, plus an adjustable warm light so you can read anywhere the mood takes you.
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Kindle - 10th Generation with built-in front light

$60 $90
The 2019 Kindle has a 6-inch display with a front light. A single charge lasts up to four weeks. It's lightweight, so easy to hold with one hand and has 4GB storage for all your favorite books.
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Kindle Paperwhite 32GB

$110 $160
The waterproof eighth-generation Kindle Paperwhite has 32GB of storage for all your favorite books, a 300 PPI glare-free screen. and an adjustable front light, great for reading in bed.
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Kindle Paperwhite Hunger Games Prequel Bundle (32GB)

$140 $210
Hunger Games fans rejoice! This Kindle Paperwhite 32GB comes with a green and gold prequel cover designed by author Suzanne Collins and a power adapter to keep your Kindle juiced up.
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Kindle Paperwhite Hunger Games Bundle (8GB)

$115 $180
This 8GB Kindle Paperwhite bundle comes with an Amazon-exclusive black and gold Hunger Games cover designed by Suzanne Collins, with a magnetic closure to keep your Kindle safe and a power adapter.
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Kindle Kids Edition Essentials Bundle

$98 $143
Kid stuck inside? Get them into reading with this bundle which includes one-year FreeTime Unlimited membership, a kid-friendly cover, power adapter, and two-year worry-free guarantee.
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All-new Kindle Oasis 8GB, Wi-Fi

$175 $250
The premium Kindle Oasis has a 300 PPI, 7-inch display with adjustable warm light, great for reading in bed. There's 8GB storage for all your favorite books, and Wi-Fi connectivity.
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Kindle Oasis Essentials Bundle with Leather Cover (8GB)

$215 $320
The all-new Kindle Oasis Essentials Bundle includes everything you need: a Kindle with 8GB of storage, Wi-Fi connectivity, and adjustable warm light, plus a leather cover and power adapter.
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Kindle Paperwhite Essentials Bundle - Leather Cover (8GB)

$125 $190
The Kindle Paperwhite Essentials Bundle has everything you need to get started reading, including a Kindle Paperwhite with 8GB storage and Wi-Fi connectivity, a leather cover, and a power adapter.
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Kindle Paperwhite, 8GB

$85 $130
This Kindle is now waterproof so you're free to read in the pool or shower or by the beach. It also comes with Audible which is perfect if you prefer to listen to your story.
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Kindle Essentials Bundle with Printed Cover

$90 $135
The Kindle Essentials bundle includes a Kindle with adjustable front light, Wi-Fi connectivity, and 8GB storage, plus an Amazon fabric cover and a power adapter.
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Kindle Oasis, 32GB with Wi-Fi + Free Cellular Connectivity

$270 $350
You'll enjoy both Wi-Fi and free cellular connectivity to download books on this Kindle Oasis with a waterproof case, warm front light -- great for reading in bed -- and 32GB storage.
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Kindle Paperwhite Hunger Games Water-Safe Cover

$23 $30
Designed in collaboration with The Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins, this polyurethane cover fits the tenth-generation Kindle Paperwhite and is durable and water-safe, with a magnetic closure.
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Kindle Kids Edition

$80 $110
Let your kids enjoy the wonders of Kindle with zero distractions, featuring all Harry Potter books and the first book from other literary works.
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Kindle Paperwhite Leather Cover

$30 $40
Available in a choice of five colors, this genuine leather cover is designed for tenth-generation Paperwhites, with a magnetic closure and soft microfiber interior to protect your Kindle screen.
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Kindle Paperwhite Water-Safe Fabric Cover

$23 $30
This fabric cover keeps your tenth-generation Kindle Paperwhite safe while adding a pop of color - and it's made from water-safe material too, with a handy magnetic closure and ligtweight design.
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Kindle Oasis Essentials Bundle with Fabric Cover (8GB)

$205 $310
Cosy up with a good book with the all-new Kindle Oasis Essentials Bundle, which includes a Kindle with 8GB of storage, Wi-Fi, and adjustable warm light, plus a fabric cover and power adapter.
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Kindle Oasis Essentials Bundle

$205 $310
Goodbye, real world! The Kindle Oasis and its fabric cover are waterproof so you can continue to immerse yourself in the book's world in your bathtub or in the pool.
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Amazon Kindle Fabric Cover

$23 $30
Keep your tenth-generation Kindle safe with this fabric cover, designed to fit your device perfectly while adding a pop of color for those extra style points.
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Kindle Paperwhite Essentials Bundle (32GB)

$150 $220
For the ultimate Kindle Paperwhite experience, this 32GB Paperwhite comes bundled with a leather cover and its own power adapter, so you can store all your favorite books in your own private library.
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Kindle Oasis Essentials Bundle with Leather Cover (32GB)

$255 $365
Become a bookworm with this bundle which includes a waterproof 32GB Kindle Oasis with an adjustable warm light, plus a premium leather cover and power adapter.
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Kindle Oasis Essentials Bundle with Fabric Cover (32GB)

$230 $340
There's plenty of storage for all your books with this bundle, which includes a 32GB Kindle Oasis with Wi-Fi and adjustable warm light, power adapter, plus a fabric cover in a choice of colors.
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Kindle Paperwhite 32GB (Wi-Fi + Cellular)

$200 $250
The Kindle Paperwhite is thinner and lighter than ever with a 300 ppi glare-free screen and waterproofing plus Wi-Fi and free Cellular connectivity, so you can read anywhere, at any time.
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Kindle Kids Edition with Rainbow Birds Cover

$80 $110
Build up your little one's love for reading with this Kindle. It includes 1-year free Amazon Kids+ subscription, which offers a library of popular titles, including the Harry Potter series.
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Kindle Paperwhite Essentials Bundle - Fabric Cover (8GB)

$115 $180
The glare-free, waterproof Kindle Paperwhite can be used in tandem with Bluetooth headphones and speakers so you can listen to the story while relaxing.

How to choose a Kindle during Black Friday

The Kindle has gone through a lot of changes over the years (the standard model is now in its 10th generation), but choosing which Kindle is right for you isn’t a complicated task. For most people, you simply can’t beat a classic, and the plain old Kindle is still superb. Most recently refreshed in 2019 with the 10th-gen release that starts at $90, the 6-inch Amazon Kindle is easy to recommend if all you want is a solid e-book reader sporting that paperlike, easy-on-the-eyes E Ink display and you don’t want to spend more than a Benjamin. It also now comes standard with 8GB of storage and includes a built-in front light for late-night reading.

Next up is the Kindle Paperwhite, which starts at $130 and includes a few more bells and whistles. Arguably the most notable of these is that it’s fully waterproof. If you’re the type to read by the pool or in the bathtub and you’re worried about your Kindle taking an accidental dip, the Kindle Paperwhite might be worth the extra cash. However, it boasts some other upgrades as well, including a brighter and more crisp E Ink display (with a 1448 x 1072 resolution and a pixel density of 300 pixels per inch instead of the regular Kindle’s 800 x 600 167 ppi screen), Bluetooth connectivity for streaming audiobooks, and the option to upgrade to 32GB of internal storage if you find 8GB insufficient for files larger than standard e-books.

The cream of the Kindle crop is the Oasis, which, with its starting price of $250, represents a considerable upgrade over the other Kindle models. The Kindle Oasis is the clear choice for serious readers: Its larger, sharper 7-inch 1680 x 1264 resolution display is superb and easy to read in even bright daylight, it features a color-adjustable front light for comfortable reading in dim conditions (i.e., there’s no harsh white or blue light to strain your eyes and keep you awake), and it’s arguably the most comfortable of all three Kindle models to hold for long reading sessions. The Oasis also has the same IPX8 water resistance as the Paperwhite as well as Bluetooth connectivity for audiobook streaming. As the priciest member of the Kindle stable, the Oasis definitely offers the biggest savings potential among all the Black Friday Kindle deals you’ll see this year.

If you’re shopping for a Christmas gift for a young bookworm you know, then the Kindle Kids Edition is worth a final mention. The Kids Edition e-book reader is the same as the standard Kindle but comes with some built-in parental controls, access to thousands of kid’s books, and a free cover. Just as importantly, the Kindle Kids Edition is backed up by a two-year, no-questions-asked warranty that guarantees that Amazon will repair or replace the Kindle at no cost in the event that it ends up broken or damaged — something that is a distinct possibility when little hands are involved. These added features make the Kindle Kids Edition slightly more expensive than the standard model with a $110 starting price, but it’s by far the best e-book reader made just for children.

How much should you spend on a Kindle on Black Friday?

Getting a discount on a standalone Kindle isn’t the rarest sale ever, and Amazon regularly discounts its e-book readers down between $30 to $50. However, Black Friday is fun because we tend to see a lot of discounts on Kindle bundles. These bundles can net you a lower price on a Kindle and a themed case. These will usually save you about $30 on the RRP. However, the most interesting deals are the Kids Edition bundles, which comes with a Kindle, a kid-friendly case, and a year of Amazon Kids+ for plenty of entertainment.

Are some Black Friday Kindle deals too good to be true?

It’s hard to go wrong when buying an Amazon Kindle. Each of the Kindles functions fairly similarly to the others, and while you’ll get some additional features on the more expensive models, it’s hard to go wrong even when buying the cheapest Kindles around. However, you’ll still want to make sure you buy the right Kindle for you, so make sure you do your research before you buy. While the expensive Oasis offers you everything, ask yourself whether you really need the Oasis, or whether the Paperwhite would work just as well. Don’t get swept up in sales enthusiasm, and make sure you buy the Kindle you really need.

Where to find the best Kindle sales

  • Amazon Black Friday: As Kindle devices are both designed and sold by Amazon, the best place to find Black Friday Kindle deals is in the Amazon Black Friday Sale. Amazon almost always offers both stand-alone discounts and great bundles on its own devices during sales like Prime Day and Black Friday, too.
  • Best Buy Black Friday: It might surprise you to find out that Best Buy carries the entire line of Kindle e-book readers, making this a good place to find discounts on Kindle devices this year.
  • Walmart Black Friday: As perhaps the biggest online competitor to Amazon, Walmart doesn’t sell Kindle e-book readers at all. However, Walmart offers its own e-book readers, the Kobo line, for which you’re likely to find deals during the Black Friday sale. If you’re not married to the Amazon e-book ecosystem, then those are Kindle alternatives worth checking out.
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