The Kindle Paperwhite Is Today’s Favorite Amazon Prime Day Deal

You won't have to sacrifice space to bring your favorite books on vacation this year with this amazing deal.

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OK, Prime Day shoppers, are you ready for day two? Today is the last chance to shop for Amazon’s best sales and biggest discounts of the summer! We got up extra early to source the deepest Prime Day deals on beauty, housewares, electronics, and workout gear—and a host of other useful and weird finds across the site.

There’s so much to add to the Amazon cart, but if we were forced to choose just one favorite deal, we’d go with the sale pretty much guaranteed to make our summer better. Is there any better way to spend a warm day than lounging on the beach or by the pool with a good book? We think not.

But with so many good beach reads out there, deciding which one to toss in your beach bag can be quite the conundrum. However, thanks to today’s Prime Day deal of 38 percent off an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, this summer you can take them all! For more, check out these other Black Friday Amazon Kindle deals.

What’s the deal?

Amazon launched their Kindle back in 2007, and they’ve been improving it ever since. Fast forward to 2021, and their top-rated Kindle Paperwhite is pretty freaking amazing. It’s the thinnest and lightest model to date. And it’s waterproof, so you don’t have to worry about getting it wet after hopping out of the pool or bathtub. For more details, read our Shopping Editor’s Amazon Kindle Paperwhite review.

The popular e-reader normally retails for $129.99, but it’s on sale for $79.99 today. That’s a $50 savings, which leaves more money to spend on this year’s newest books! Nervous about space for all the books? Don’t be. The included 8G of space holds up to 6,000 books.

We wouldn’t be surprised if this deal sells out fast! But don’t worry, Amazon has sales on their other e-readers, including one for kids!

How does it work?

Whether you’re an e-reader newbie or looking to upgrade your existing e-reader, the Kindle Paperwhite is the best e-reader on the market and hands down one of the best Prime Day deals. Not only is the Paperwhite ultra-thin, lightweight, and waterproof, but its glare-free display reads like real paper, even on a bright, sunny beach day.

You can easily adjust the text size and boldness for maximum readability. Can’t tear yourself away from your book? Don’t worry. Once fully charged, the battery lasts for weeks, and the built-in adjustable light allows you to continue reading long after the sun goes down.

As a Prime member, you’ll have unlimited access to over a thousand books, magazines, and more. With a Kindle Unlimited membership, you get free access for one year to over one million titles and thousands of audiobooks.

If you’d prefer to just close your eyes and zone out while you soak up the sun, the Kindle Paperwhite lets you do that, too. You can sign up for a free trial of Audible, which has thousands of top audiobooks, grab your Bluetooth headphones, and just kick back.

Want the best of both worlds? Whispersync lets you seamlessly switch between reading and listening on your Kindle and Kindle app. Get lost in another world without losing your place. Happy reading!

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Marisa Hillman
Marisa Hillman is a freelance writer and product expert covering product reviews, gift guides and sales for She is a former educator turned professional shopper dedicated to finding the best sales and products on the market. When she's not on deadline, she can be found exploring the East Coast or curled up at home with her nose in a book. She lives in New England with her husband, three children and two dogs.