Sure, you can read a Kindle book on your iPhone or Android phone, but it’s hard to sink into a great story with your handset buzzing every five seconds, and don’t get me started about the screen glare.

With a text-friendly screen that you can read in direct sunlight, weeks-long battery life, and feather-weight shell, a Kindle e-reader is truly the next best thing to hardcover or a paperback, and you can snag one for just $50 (38% off).

Amazon’s entry-level Kindle boasts a six-inch anti-glare display that you can easily read outdoors, perfect a Sunday read on your sun-drenched porch. Just a third of an inch thick and weighing in at just 5.7 ounces, the Kindle is far easier to hold than an iPad, and its battery lasts up to four weeks on a single charge. You can download digital books to the Kindle over Wi-Fi, and the Kindle has enough storage to hold thousands of books at once. Last but not least, you can sign up for a free trial of Kindle Unlimited, which offers more than a million titles.

Check out the Kindle e-reader on Amazon!

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