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Read in style next year with a Kindle Paperwhite for its lowest price yet

Amazon is offering $20 off the Kindle Paperwhite (opens in new tab) for as little as $79.99 right now as part of its Black Friday promotion. This is a savings of $40 from its regular price tag, and marks the biggest discount we've seen on it to date. All the configurations and options are available at a discount, though the savings does change based on the options you pick, so be sure to keep an eye on the one you add to your cart.

The Kindle Paperwhite is thinner than ever and available in both black and white. Its touchscreen display is easy on the eyes with no screen glare and feels akin to reading words on actual paper, as opposed to regular mobile device screens which can cause eye fatigue after staring for some time. Audible comes built-in so you can make this device hold your audiobook library too — it even allows for Bluetooth connections to send the sound to wireless speakers or headphones. A single battery charge can last for weeks which is pretty awesome too.

The unfortunate part about the standard Kindle is that it doesn't come with a light built-in, so it'll get hard to read at night unless you turn on a light beside you. The Kindle Paperwhite (opens in new tab) fixes that issue so it might be worth the upgrade to you if you enjoy reading everywhere at all hours.

Now that you've got a Kindle, you'll want to check out Kindle Unlimited (opens in new tab) which offers access to over 1 million titles to read and audiobooks to listen to for $10 monthly with a 30-day free trial.

J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now for Thrifter. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.