I received one for Christmas and love it! There are free books to down load. If you want to purchase, they start at 99 cents but if they are recent best sellers, they cost about $13. Last year when our daughter purchased hers, they were closer to $10. There is a way to move a book you have downloaded to another Kindle, sort of like sharing except once you move it to another Kindle, it's gone from yours. I have also found with the smaller screen, I seem to read more thoroughly than with paper books.