While the humble paper book hasn't disappeared yet, and probably never will, a lot of people are switching to eReaders. Not only does an eReader let you carry about your entire library on one compact gadget, you can download new books from anywhere.
It's not surprise then that plenty of companies have eReaders for sale. You can see an up-to-date chart comparing the major ones at Komando.com.
However, we're going to focus on the Amazon Kindle and the Barnes & Noble Nook. These units have the best price-performance ratio and the best content-delivery systems. We'll also cover some tablets that work as eReaders, if you want your gadget to do more than one thing.
Even though that narrows the field considerably, it still leaves us with multiple eReaders to consider. Price will play a large role in your selection. However, content is also important. Not every reader has access to the same content, so you'll want to make sure you choose one with access to the content you most want.