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Books are a powerful medium, to say the least. Possessing the power to transport us to different places and time periods, they make for the perfect way to escape the dregs of everyday life—quarantine included. After all, as Frederick Douglass once said, “Once you learn to read, you will forever be free.”
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As wait for your favorite bookstore to open back up, you can still get your reading fix in virtually through e-books and e-readers, a good number of which are currently on sale. Keep reading to discover the five best online reading deals you can get right now from Apple, Amazon Kindle and more.
1. $70 off: The latest Apple iPad Mini
If you’re an Apple fan, you’re in luck: The latest iPad Mini, regularly $399.99, is up for grabs for a rare $50 off with 64-gigabyte (GB) storage capacity right now at Best Buy, where it drops to $349.99 (the 256-GB version is marked at $499.99). When we tried out an earlier model of this device, we found its large 7.9-inch pixel-dense display to be a vast improvement over the original iPad mini’s, making it especially great for reading. We also liked its anti-reflective coating, which came in handy when devouring books outdoors. Now in its 5th generation, this newer model is far lighter (just .66 ounces) than its predecessors but boasts the same great screen we liked so much. As an added bonus, your purchase will also net you one free year of Apple TV.
2. Save 46%: This Oprah-approved best-seller
Looking for your next great read? Check out American Dirt: A Novel by Jeanine Cummins. This tale of a bookstore owner whose life becomes upended by a customer is currently No. 6 on Amazon’s Most Sold and Most Read Book chart and has earned high praise from the likes of Oprah (the title is one of the media mogul’s official Book Club selections) and the more than 2,300 reviewers who gave it a collective 4.5-star rating. The Kindle title also just so happens to be 46% off right now at Amazon, where it falls from $27.99 to $14.99.
3. A twofer deal: This kids’ Kindle set
Enriching your little ones’ minds has never been easier than it will be with this discounted two-pack of Kindle (10th Generation) Kids Editions. Normally priced at $219.98 for the set, they’re $44 off right now at Best Buy, dropping to $175.98, dropping the price for each to $87.99. This customer favorite comes with a full year of Amazon's FreeTime Unlimited, which will give your child access to hundreds of kid-friendly reads, movies, TV shows and more. There’s also a two-year parts and labor warranty in case of any accidents.
4. 38% off: This lightweight HD tablet
While nothing beats the Apple iPad in our book when it comes to tablets, we found the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 10 to offer plenty of bang for your buck when pitted against other tablet options. Its large, bright display and expandable storage were among its top attributes, and right now, you can pre-order a similar model, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8, which has all of those same perks, for delivery between April 26 to 28 at a discounted price of $49.99—$30 off its regular list of $79.99. According to our tester, Séamus Bellamy, the HD 8 is another "great little tablet” that will suit casual readers just fine. It’s also lighter than the 10 we tried, weighing in at just 10.1 ounces versus the 10’s 17.4.
5. $3 or less: A large selection of Kindle exclusives
As any book lover knows, keeping your reading shelf stocked, virtual or otherwise, can be a pricey endeavor. Kindle readers can cut costs in a big way right now with a large selection of titles priced at $3 or less. No Kindle? No problem. Thanks to the Kindle app for both iOS and Android, which allows you to read without a Kindle device, you don’t need to own one of these e-readers to take advantage of the deal—though should you want one, you can get a deal on a two-pack of the latest Kindle Paperwhite E-Readers (our favorite-ever Kindle) at Best Buy, where they fall from $259.98 for two to $207.98—a $54 savings.
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.
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