Are Kindle Readers Only Sold Through Amazon?

A variety of retailers sell Amazon's Kindle reader, including Best Buy, Office Depot, Staples, Sears and Office Max. Many of these retailers offer in-store demonstration devices and Kindles for purchase both in-store and online. On its website, provides a full list of third-party companies that carry the Kindle.

Alternatively, customers can purchase the Kindle reader and accessories directly from Amazon's Kindle is an e-reader. It downloads and displays digital copies of books using Wi-Fi or a 3G cell signal. There are a variety of Kindle models, all with varying features, but each one is capable of storing and organizing thousands of books.