Amazon Prime Day book deals 2023: big savings still live

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Prime Day books deals are still going strong even though the event itself is over, so there's still time to pick up some summer beach reading at a discount.

Sometimes there's nothing better than settling down with a good old fashioned book - or indeed an audio or Kindle version, and Amazon started off life as a bookstore, so it's perhaps little surprise to find some great book deals still going.

We've included some of our suggestions below that are still live right now, but honestly, there are so many Prime Day book deals that your best bet may be to click on the link to view all of Amazon's Prime Day book deals below, and have a browse for yourself.

Today's best Amazon Prime Day book deals: US

Go Tell It on the Mountain$16.00now $8.99 at Amazon

Go Tell It on the Mountain: was $16.00 now $8.99 at Amazon
James Baldwin's debut novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain is regularly included in the top 100 greatest novels ever written, and for good reason. Baldwin's preternatural command of language weaves a coming of age unlike any other with a resonance that will stick with you long after you've turned the final page.

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft:$18.00now $11.51 at Amazon

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft: was $18.00 now $11.51 at Amazon
Part memoir, part fiction-writing instructional, Stephen King's On Writing is considered one of the greatest non-fiction works of the 20th century, and it is an absolute must for writers and Stephen King fans alike.

The Border Trilogy: All the Pretty Horses, the Crossing, Cities of the Plain (Hardcover):$38.00now $32.38 at Amazon

The Border Trilogy: All the Pretty Horses, the Crossing, Cities of the Plain (Hardcover): was $38.00 now $32.38 at Amazon
Cormac McCarthy's Border Trilogy (All the Pretty Horses, The Crossing, and Cities of the Plain) isn't as popular as The Road or No Country for Old Men, but this collection of interwoven novels about cowboys in the American West  as modernity encroaches on a dying way of life remains the definitive Western saga for the ages.

The Godfather - 50th Anniversary Edition:$18$13.99 at Amazon

The Godfather - 50th Anniversary Edition: was $18 now $13.99 at Amazon
You've seen the film - now read the book version of Mario Puzo's classic gangster epic. It's currently 22% off on Kindle for Amazon Prime Day.

Binti:$10.99now $8.79 at Amazon

Binti: was $10.99 now $8.79 at Amazon
Book one of the epic Afro Sci-Fi series, Binti is one of the modern cornerstones of the flourishing Afro Sci-fi movement. Winner of both Hugo and Nebula awards, Binti is a must read for sci-fi fans everywhere.

Where I'm Calling From by Raymond Carver:$18$12.44 at Amazon

Where I'm Calling From by Raymond Carver: was $18 now $12.44 at Amazon
One of the greatest 20th century authors, Raymond Carver could do more with a short story than many writers could do with an entire novel. These gritty, realistic vignettes shine a light into the lives of ordinary folk and their everyday troubles, and tell us something about ourselves as we read them. Simply breathtaking.

The Complete Winnie-the-Pooh:$26.99$17.18 at Amazon

The Complete Winnie-the-Pooh: was $26.99 now $17.18 at Amazon
All parents will know this is an absolute must for bedtime stories - and if you don't have kids then buy it for yourself and relive the charming, timeless adventures of Pooh bear, Eyeore, Piglet and the other inhabitants of the 100 Acre Wood. It's 30% off in hardcover ahead of Amazon Prime Day.  

The Secret in Their Eyes:$19.95now $12.51 at Amazon

The Secret in Their Eyes: was $19.95 now $12.51 at Amazon
Eduardo Sacheri's captivating legal thriller about injustice, revenge, and unfulfilled desire in 1970s Argentina is a must-read for any hardboiled detective fan. More than simply a story about a horrific crime, The Secret in Their Eyes is a work that grapples with the uneven but unstoppable tendrils of history and the human inability to let go, for good and bad.

The Complete Peanuts Vol 17:$23$19.31 at Amazon

The Complete Peanuts Vol 17: was $23 now $19.31 at Amazon
Everybody loves Charles Shulz' classic comic strip about a dog, his boy and their assorted friends. This edition dates from 1983-'84 and covers the Charlie Brown/Peppermint Patty/Marcie love triangle, among other hilarious and poignant storylines. The paperback edition is currently 16% off.

Audible: 1 month 3 month free trial at Amazon
Save $29.90

Audible: 1 month 3 month free trial at Amazon
Save $29.90
– If you're yet to try Audible (Amazon's audiobook service) this Prime Day could be your best chance yet as you can extend the usual one-month trial to three months at no cost. Each month you'll get one credit to buy and keep any audiobook from the service you want plus unlimited access to a load of Audible-exclusive content.

Today's best Amazon Prime Day book deals: UK


Lessons: £0.99 at Amazon
For Amazon Prime Day, you can pick up Lessons, the new novel from Ian McEwan. An epic spanning the life of Roland Baines, from a child abandoned at boarding school, to a man struggling to figure out his future.


The Fall of Gondolin: was £25 now £15.82 at Amazon
Save 37%
- If you've enjoyed travelling through Middle Earth, then join Tuor (Turin's cousin) as he journey's to the fair city of Gondolin to build a life... until Morgoth comes calling. 

Stig of the Dump:£7.99£3.99 at Amazon

Stig of the Dump: was £7.99 now £3.99 at Amazon
Stig of the Dump is like an old friend; reading it aloud when I was a kid helped me to understand the solace of friendship, become comfortable in my own company, be kind (rather than just being funny) and notice the harmful effects of wastefulness on our environment. I reckon adults can gain a lot from it, too.

Audible: 1 month 3 month free trial at Amazon
Save £15.98

Audible: 1 month 3 month free trial at Amazon
Save £15.98
– Prime Day always offers a good opportunity to try out Audible, and this year is no different. Amazon is offering a three-month free trial, saving you nearly £16 on the price of two extra months. It's a great introduction to the world of audiobooks.

Amazon Prime Day book deals: FAQs

When will Amazon Prime Day book deals be available?

Amazon Prime Day is now over, but there are still plenty of book deals available on the website for both physical books and ebooks. If you subscribed to Amazon Prime for Prime Day, then you'll find there is also a range of free ebooks included in the subscription.

While this isn't as large a range as the books available on Amazon's separate Kindle Unlimited subscription, it's still a good way to bulk up your library and find something new to read while you have Amazon Prime.

Do you need Amazon Prime to get these deals?

For the most part, yes. Prime Day is more than just a sales event; it's a marketing drive for Amazon Prime subscriptions, so Amazon holds back these deals for Prime members only.

Fortunately, you can nab a 30-day free trial of Prime right before the event kicks off, grab your discounted books, and then cancel it immediately without having to spend an extra cent. It's also worth noting that there will be other deals available that don't require a Prime subscription, but these are typically 'unofficial' discounts from retailers looking to capitalize on that Prime Day buzz, so the price cuts might not be as steep as Amazon's own.

Don't forget, as an Amazon Prime member you'll also get access to a library of free ebooks that are perfect for reading on an Amazon Kindle – whether it's one you already own, or one you picked up thanks to a Prime Day Kindle deal.

Amazon Prime: 30-day free trial

Amazon Prime: 30-day free trial
If you've never signed up before you can get a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime to get access to this year's Prime Day deals. You get the same benefits as paid members, including free delivery, and access to other services such as Prime Video, Prime Music, Prime Gaming and more. You can cancel at any time during the trial to avoid paying the regular fee, which is $14.99 / £8.99 per month.

Hamish Hector
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