Where to Buy Kindle Devices and Content Listed by Country


Sometimes I like to browse through Amazon’s Kindle-related help section to find new article ideas (coming up with new topics to write about every day isn’t easy) and today I came across some helpful information about where users can purchase Kindle devices and content listed by country, including a list of all the retail stores that sell Kindles.

It’s pretty hard to keep up with all of Amazon’s various international stores and content policies, so this is some pretty useful information. I’ve been covering the Kindle since 2009 and I’ve never even heard about some of this stuff.

For instance, I bet you didn’t know that US Kindle users can buy Kindle content from Amazon.com or Amazon.cn, Amazon’s China Kindle store.

It’s kind of odd that just those two are an option. Some countries, like Switzerland, have 5 Kindle stores they can choose to purchase content from.

Here’s the link to the full list of where to purchase Kindle content and devices by country.

Another thing I wasn’t expecting is the lengthy list of retail stores that sell Kindles in the US, or at least have demo units on hand to test. There are way more stores than I would’ve expected. I thought Kindles were only sold in like 4 retail stores.

Here’s the link to the full Kindle Retail Stores list. It includes retailers in the US, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and South Africa.

These are a couple of other interesting details that I learned about Kindle sub-model availability today:

Fire tablets with 4G connectivity are available for customers living in the United States, France, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and Germany only.

Ad-supported Special Offers devices are only available for customers living in the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, or Spain.

5 Responses to “Where to Buy Kindle Devices and Content Listed by Country”

  1. Hi, I’m in the UK and bought my last two Kindles (Paperwhite 2 and later the Voyage) from Tesco.com. They often seem to run offers and both models when I purchased them were 20 GBP cheaper than the Amazon price. For my Voyage purchase I also had 30 GBP worth of Tesco vouchers from their points collecting scheme so I ended up paying 50 GBP less than it would have cost me buying from Amazon UK.
    I was *quite* happy with the deal and am more than happy with the Voyage.

  2. A bit off topic here, but do you have any clue when Amazon plans to release the Hyphenation update? I know it’s been talked about for many months and I’m pulling my hair out with Calibre. Thanks..

    • Yeah, I’m getting tired of waiting too, but it was exactly two months ago when they announced it so it wasn’t that long ago.

      • Perhaps but it definitely seems that way. Two months is long enough to release something they’ve annunced. I also hope they release the Bookerly font for Voyage with that update.

  3. Also a bit off topic. Do you know that I cannot buy eg Kindle “ebooks” from Amazon Japan since I did not buy my Paperwhite from there ( supplied by A.com US ) although I may buy books etc provided they are to delivered to a Japanese address. Most annoying for a family who reads both languages. What’s wrong Amazon?