The Amazon Book Sale is coming — here’s what to know from Mashable

Best Amazon Book Sale Deals
Best kindle deal

Amazon Kindle Scribe (16GB) with Basic Pen
$239.99 at Amazon
(Save $100)
Best subscription deal

Kindle Unlimited
$0 for three months at Amazon
(Save $35.97)
Best book deal

Up to 60% off physical books
From $6 at Amazon
(Save up to 60% on books)
Best e-book deal

Save up to 90% on e-books
From $0.99 at Amazon
(Save up to 90%)

Your flights are booked and the itinerary is planned. Summer vacation is right around the corner, and it’s time to pack the summer reads accompanying you. Whether you need in-flight entertainment or a beachside book, the Amazon Book Sale has got you covered.

The Amazon Book Sale runs from May 15th through May 20th, offering deals across physical books plus Kindles, e-books, and audiobooks. No matter what format you prefer to read in, the savings are abundant. Physicals books are up to 60% off while e-books are as low as $0.99.

The Kindle Scribe lets you annotate on the e-book page. During the dale, it’s down to its lowest price ever at $239.99, saving you $100. If you already have an e-reader you love, sign-up for Kindle Unlimited during the sale and enjoy 3 months free, where you’ll gain access to Kindle’s collection of 4 million books.

Explore all the deals here or read on for our favorites.

Best Kindle deal


Kindle Scribe (16 GB) with Basic Pen
$239.99
at Amazon

$339.99
Save $100.00



If you’ve been known to annotate every margin of your physical books but want the convenience of an e-reader, the Kindle Scribe is the answer. And during the Amazon Book Sale, you can find it for just $239.99, its lowest price ever. You’ll save $100, scoring 29% savings on the device.

The Kindle Scribe has 16GB of storage and comes with its basic pen to get you writing. In addition to writing in your e-books, the Scribe includes a notebook feature for a journal on the go. Plus, it converts handwritten notes to text and allows you to write-up PDFs too. The anti-glare screen is perfect for reading in the sun and the weeks of battery life means you can leave the charger at home while on vacation. This deal is live now and available through the end of the Amazon Book Sale.

Best subscription deal


Kindle Unlimited

at Amazon
Subscribe to Kindle Unlimited and get your first three months free



Voracious readers need Kindle Unlimited. The subscription service includes millions of e-books, audiobooks, and magazines for just $11.99 per month. But thanks to the Amazon Book Sale, you can get your first three months free. That saves you $35.97 while giving you access to millions of reads.

There’s no commitment with the Kindle Unlimited subscription — cancel at anytime. If you’re not into it after your three-month trial, go ahead and cancel for no charge. And the good news is, you don’t have to wait until May 15th to get this deal — it’s live now.

Best book deal

For loyal readers of physical books, the Amazon Book Sale is for you too. Limited time deals are available across all genres from cookbooks to romance. Find major savings on classic like Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye to new releases like Expiration Dates by Rebecca Serle.

More book deals

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides$7.50 $21 (Save $13.50)

Call Me by Your Name by André Aciman$7.90 $17 (Save $9.10)

By the Book by Jasmine Guillroy$8.33 $15.99 (Save $7.66)

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein $8.41 $18.99 (Save $10.58)

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid $8.50 $17 (Save $8.50)

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison$8.56 $16 (Save $7.44)

Artemis by Andy Weir$10.27 $18 (Save $7.73)

Expiration Dates by Rebecca Serle$11.73 $27 (Save $15.27)

Kitchen Gear: The Ultimate Owner’s Manual by Lisa McManus and Hannah Crowley $23.70 $40 (Save $16.30)

Best e-book deal


E-books up to 90% off
Find e-books during the Amazon Book Sale for as low as $0.99



If you’re picky about the books you want to read, then maybe Kindle Unlimited isn’t for you. The good news is, during the Amazon Book Sale, e-books are available at jaw-dropping prices. Seriously, you can save up to 90% on buzzy books like Babel by R.F. Kuang. Plus, you don’t have to wait for May 15th, as the prices have already dropped.

More e-book deals

Babel by R.F. Kuang$1.99 $20 (Save $18.01)

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein$1.99 $30 (Save $28.01)

Wool by Hugh Howey$1.99 $19.99 (Save $18)

Finding Me by Viola Davis$2.99 $12.04 (Save $9.05)

The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri$2.99 $16.61 (Save $13.62)

Rouge by Mona Awad$3.99 $18.99 (Save $15)