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E-readers and free eBooks

The e-reader is a great way to read tons of books without cluttering up your home. About the same size as a paperback, they hold hundreds or even thousands of titles. You can download the latest best-sellers starting at around $10 and there are thousands of titles available online for free.

Amazon has cornered the e-reader market but there are still some really good ones to choose from. New models are still being released and manufacturers are updating older models, which can make it difficult to choose which one to buy, but we can help.

We’ve got plenty of information to help you make the right choice when buying an e-reader that’s right for you. We’ll start with links to articles that will help you get the most out of your device, plus a handy chart comparing the most popular options on the market.

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Name Screen Size Maximum Battery Life File Types Dimensions (HxWxD) Weight Wi-Fi Capacity Price
Kindle
6"
4 weeks
PDF, MOBI, TXT, HTML
6.3 X 4.5 X 0.34
6.1 oz
Yes
4GB
From
$89.99
Kindle
Paperwhite
6"
6 weeks
PDF, MOBI, TXT, HTML
6.6 X 4.6 X 0.3
Wi-Fi 6.4 oz
With Cellular Connectivity 6.8 oz
Yes
8GB
32GB
From
129.99
Kindle
Oasis
7"
6 weeks
PDF, MOBI, TXT, HTML
6.3 X 5.6 X 0.13
6.6 oz
Yes
8GB
32GB
From
$249.99
Kobo
Clara
6"
Weeks
EPUB, PDF, TXT, HTML, RTF, CBZ, CBR
6.3 X 4.3 X 0.3
5.9 oz
Yes
8GB
From
$120
Kobo
Forma
8"
Weeks
EPUB, PDF, MOBI, TXT, HTML, RTF, CBZ, CBR
6.3 X 7.0 X 0.3
6.95 oz
Yes
8GB
From
$250
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