Here’s the thing, there is no natural, witty, or even ethical way to segue from a day of celebrating gratitude and thankfulness to a day of untethered spending and materialistic gluttony. This dichotomy between Thanksgiving day and Black Friday is one of the great mysteries of current American culture.
After living in the U.S. for more than twenty years now, I am not even judging anymore. I have given up trying to understand and have resorted to happily participating in the madness of Black Friday. I have presents to give. I have children that need to be clothed. Not to mention, there are gadgets out there that need to be owned by someone. And so I shop.
On the off-chance that you shop today too, here are some great Black Friday deals I have found on books or book related items.
- The coupon code NOVBOOK18 will give you $5 off $20 purchases on printed books only.
- Be sure to keep scrolling through the Lightning Deals as there are regularly great deals on individual books throughout the day.
- There are some decent sales on books. This is not even remotely an exhaustive list, but may jump start your search down the rabbit hole!
- Online – 20% off all purchases over $40 (excluding books already 50% off) using coupon code BLKFRIDAY.
- In Stores – 25% of any item using BLKFRIDAY code.
- 20% off hardcover new releases seen here.
- 50% off selected books (including certain picture books, young reader bestsellers, young adult, collectible editions, and gift books).
- $10 each on selected Christmas books.
- The Little Engine That Could board book – $3
- Dr Seuss’s ABC Board Book – $3.34
- Corduroy board book – $4
- Disney 5-Minute Snuggle Stories – $5
- Disney 5-Minute Mickey Mouse Stories – $5
- Disney 5-Minute Christmas Stories – $5
- Disney 5-Minute Princess Stories – $5
- 5-Minute Pete the Cat Stories – $5
- 5-Minute Paw Patrol Stories – $5
- 5-Minute Peppa the Pig Stories – $5
- Baby Einstein Let’s Learn collection – 12 board books – $5.50
- Sesame Street My First Library Collection – 12 board books – $5.99
- My First Library: Eric Carle – 12 book board book collection – $5.99
- My First Library Disney Baby – 12 board book collection – $5.99
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Meltdown – $6.67
These are the most popular kids books on sale. There are many other books for older kids and adults that you can find here. In all fairness, I should also mention that Amazon is price matching the 5-Minute Stories books for $5 as well.
Half Priced Books – 20% off everything using code FRIDAY18
Audible – $6.95 for the first three months
Out of Print – If you are looking for non-book items that are literature related, outofprint.com is your place. They are having a BOGO sale on adult, kid, and baby T-shirts. You can use the code READ20 and get 20% off your first order. Just take my money now!
May you find the perfect gifts for the lucky people in your life. And a little something for yourself too!