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Best Black Friday Deals on Books You Need to Snap Up

Black Friday doesn’t arrive until the end of the week but some retailers started slashing prices from Monday. Many of the largest online retailers will be discounting new products every day in the lead up to the weekend and there are plenty of deals to take advantage of. This is the best time to shop for Christmas presents or buy yourself some more expensive items you’ve been keeping an eye on. 

Whilst there are lots of pages out there keeping tabs on the latest fashion, home or electronic retailer sales, less people are shouting about the book discounts this Black Friday. There aren’t an overwhelming number of discounts out there but there are definitely a few worth snapping up. 

I’ll be updating this post every day until Cyber Monday with the best new deals on products for book lovers so stay tuned! 

Black Friday Deals: Friday 23rd November

Best Black Friday Deals on Books

3 Months Kindle Unlimited for £1.99

This is without a doubt the best Black Friday deal on books so far and I’ve already snapped it up! Just £1.99 for 3 months of Kindle Unlimited is insanely cheap as this subscription would usually cost you £24. I’m not sure why they’ve hidden this deal away on the Amazon UK site but bookworms you need to SNAP THIS UP! 


It gets better.

If you’re unsure about whether this is for you, you can sign up for the Kindle Unlimited free trial for 30 days. I’d suggest getting this and playing around with it for a few days, see it you like it, and then grabbing the 3 months for £1.99 deal before it expires at the beginning of December. This deal expires in just over 10 days so that gives you a bit of time to test out Kindle Unlimited and an extra 10 days reading time for free.

Redeem your 30 day free trial of Kindle Unlimited here first!

Then purchase 3 months of Kindle Unlimited for £1.99 here.

Best Black Friday Deals on Books

Kindle Paperwhite 

The Kindle Paperwhite is currently on sale via Amazon.co.uk giving you a saving of £30. You can purchase the 8GB for £89.99 or the 32GB for £119.99. Most other UK retailers currently price the cheaper model at £100+ so if you’re looking to invest in a new Kindle this is your moment! 

Pros include: waterproof, battery lasts weeks, compatible with Audible, adjustable light, large storage

Check out the latest deals on the Kindle Paperwhite on Amazon.co.uk here.


Up to 50% off Selected YA Titles 

You can now get up to 50% off some of the most popular Young Adult titles including lots of Patrick Ness books and others. The new Ally Carter book, Not If I Save You First, is included and if you’ve been following my blog from the early days you’ll know I love Ally Carter (find all my reviews here). Ones to snap up now include: 
The Knife of Never Letting Go £4(50% off)
The Loneliest Girl in the Universe £3.90(51% off)
Renegades by Marissa Meyer £4.99(38% off)
She is Fierce: Brave, Bold and Beautiful Poems by Women £7.07 (46% off) 
Not If I Save You First by Ally Carter £5.99 (25% off) 

Browse all Young Adult discounts here.


One Day in December by Josie Silver

One Day in December is set to be the sweetest love story released this Winter and I’ve seen bookstagrammers raving about it already. Here’s what it’s about:

Laurie is pretty sure love at first sight doesn’t exist. After all, life isn’t a scene from the movies, is it? But then, through a misted-up bus window one snowy December day, she sees a man she knows instantly is the one. Their eyes meet, there’s a moment of pure magic…and then her bus drives away.

Laurie thinks she’ll never see the boy from the bus again. But at their Christmas party a year later, her best friend Sarah introduces her to the new love of her life. Who is, of course, the boy from the bus.

Determined to let him go, Laurie gets on with her life. But what if fate has other plans?

Check out this deal on Amazon UK for £4.79 (40% off)


Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

The Crazy Rich Asians film took the world by storm when it was released in September but, as in most cases, the book is better than the movie. In Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan, the story is told from multiple perspectives of various different family members and you get to learn a lot more about the supporting characters. If you loved the film, then pick up the book asap! It’s currently priced at £4.49 (44% off). 

Buy Crazy Rich Asians for £4.49 here.



J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World: Movie Magic 3-Book Collection 

These three books detail all the behind-the-scenes knowledge you could ever want to know for all eight Harry Potter films and Fantastic Beasts too. This is a great gift set for Harry Potter fans so grab the three of them together now whilst they’re on sale! 

Available from Amazon UK for £39.99 (33% off)




Harry Potter Colour Books Up to 50% Off

I already own two of these colouring books and think they are perfect for Potterheads as gifts. Grab one of these now whilst they’re on sale for yourself or for the Harry Potter fan in your life this Christmas.

Harry Potter Colouring Book £5 (50% off)
Magical Places and Characters Colouring Book £6.68 (33% off)
Magical Artefacts Colouring Book £6.68 (33% off)


Extra 10% off Book Depository

Book Depository have loads of Black Friday offers in every category on their site but if you order something from one of their Black Friday pages today, you can get an additional 10% off with the code BF10

Titles to look out for: 

Little Fires Everywhere £6.45
A Little Life £7.07 
Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan £9.19
Animal Farm by George Orwell £6.02
A Man Called Ove £6.17


Best Black Friday Deals on BooksBecoming by Michelle Obama

This one needs little explanation as Becoming by Michelle Obama was one of the most anticipated releases of November 2018. In this memoir, the world’s favourite First Lady takes us back to her childhood all the way to the White House. 

There are many online deals for it already including: 
Amazon.co.uk £12.50 (50% off)
Waterstones £12.50 (50% off)
Book Depository £12.50 (50% off)
Barnes and Noble $19.50 (40% off)



Infernal Devices Boxset by Cassandra Clare

I am a huge fan of Cassandra Clare and she was one of my favourite YA writers when I was a teenager. I was completely obsessed with her Shadowhunter series but I’ve heard that the Infernal Devices series may just top it! This is one of the popular series I featured in my post about ten series I’ve been meaning to read but haven’t. Woops!

It’s currently on sale so you can get the whole boxset for just £10. Get all three books for £10 here.



Why is Social Media Ruining Your Life? 

Do you ever obsess about your body? Do you lie awake at night, fretting about the state of your career? Does everyone else’s life seem better than yours? Does it feel as if you’ll never be good enough?

Why is Social Media Ruining Your Life tackles all these issues head on and is a very topical read for our generation. I think this could be a very important read for bloggers in particular as we’re forced to look at the part we play in the social media comparison game. 

Available now for £6.55 (50% off)



Best Black Friday Deals on Books

Entire Man Booker Prize Shortlist for £38

The Book People is currently offering all 6 books shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in hardback for £38. That’s just £6.33 each!

This includes: Everything Under by Daisy Johnson, The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner, The Overstory by Richard Powers, Milkman by Anna Burns, Washington Black by Esi Edugyan and The Long Take by Robin Robertson. 

Buy the whole set for £38 on The Book People here.

Best Black Friday Deals on BooksFire and Blood by George R R Martin

Fire and Blood takes place 300 years before A Song of Ice and Fire began and Archmaester Gyldayn tells the history of Westeros. This is but the first in a two volume history explaining some of the back story to other books in the series that is a must for Game of Thrones fans. If you’re looking for something to distract you whilst you wait for the final series of Game of Thrones to air, this is the book for you! 

Amazon UK £12.50 (50% off)
Waterstones £12.50 (50% off)
Book Depository £12.50 (50% off)
Barnes and Noble $28.47 (Fire and Blood + Exclusive Funko Pop!)



Recipes For Happiness by David & Stephen Flynn

I already own Recipes for Happiness and would happily recommend it to anyone looking for a cookbook full of healthy (but tasty!) vegan dishes. You can check out some of the breakfasts options available in the book in this blog post I wrote: 5 Breakfasts Worth Getting Out of Bed For (Recipes for Happiness)

Recipes for Happiness £8.99 (53% off)



Best Black Friday Deals on BooksCrimes of Grindelwald

The Crimes of Grindelwald hit cinemas earlier in the month with very mixed reviews but, of course, the screenplay has become a bestseller nevertheless. Numerous retailers are selling the book at half price at the moment so it’s a great moment to nab this title if you want to add it to your Harry Potter collection. 

Amazon UK £8.49 (50% off)
Book Depository £8.49 (50% off)
Waterstones £8.49 (50% off)

Amazon US $14.99 (40% off)
Barnes and Noble $17.73 (29% off)



Useless Magic by Florence Welch

If you love the songs by Florence and the Machine then you’ll love this new book from lead singer Florence Welch. In Useless Magic you’ll find lyrics, poetry and sketches from this talented singer that have never been seen before, all in a beautifully illustrated book.

Available for £9.99 now (50% off)




Best Black Friday Deals on BooksAnd So It Begins by Rachel Abbott

This thriller has wowed pretty much every reader that has picked it up with its numerous twists and turns from start to finish. Mark has found someone new after the sudden death of his first wife but then the new wife starts having frequent accidents at home. Is it Mark? 

The police are later called to the house where there are two bloody bodies. The jury must consider if there is ever an excuse for murder. 

Amazon UK £5.78 (56% off) 
Book Depository £5.78 (56% off)



25% off Obvious State

Obvious State, a favourite for buying book merchandise, just announced their annual holiday sale. You can get 25% off site wide on obviousstate.com until the 27th November 2018 with the code HOLIDAY18. Think cute tote bags, mugs, candles, postcards and more – all with a bookish twist. Their inspiration comes mostly from authors of classics from all over the world and there’s plenty of support for women writers! Their latest venture “Blind Date with a Book” is well worth checking out. 

For some of my favourite Obvious State products, check out my gift guide for book lovers.



Signed Editions from Barnes & Noble

From 24th November Barnes & Noble are selling limited signed editions from some of their top authors including: 

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
War Storm by Victoria Aveyard 
The School For Good and Evil
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer 
Alex & Eliza by Melissa de la Cruz 



That’s it for today but I’ll be back tomorrow to update this post with even more book discounts! 

For more Black Friday discounts, check out these pages:

Black Friday deals on Amazon.co.uk
Black Friday deals on Amazon.com
Black Friday deals on Book Depository
Black Friday deals on Waterstones
Black Friday deals on The Book People
Black Friday deals on Barnes and Noble 

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Laura is a culture and travel blogger based in London. She studied French at Oxford University and now studies Law in London. She’s an avid reader and traveller and loves to combine the two with literary travel. Find her tips and reviews on the best reads, eats and destinations on whatshotblog.com.

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