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Introducing Kindle Scribe (16 GB), the first Kindle for reading and writing, with a 10.2” 300 ppi Paperwhite display, includes Basic Pen

4.0 out of 5 stars 188 ratings

Basic Pen
16 GB
Without Kindle Unlimited

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  • Read and write as naturally as you do on paper – Features the world’s first 10.2” 300 ppi glare-free Paperwhite display and included Basic Pen.
  • Take notes within millions of titles in the Kindle Store – Handwrite thoughts on sticky notes in your favourite book with the included Basic Pen. Notes are automatically organized by book in one place, so you can browse, review, and export them via email.
  • Create notebooks, journals, and lists – Use the four brush types to write and sketch on included templates like lined paper, grid paper, checklists, and more.
  • Review documents and take notes digitally – Use the Kindle app or desktop web browser to import documents. Review and mark up PDF files or create sticky notes in Microsoft Word and other compatible documents. Export documents and notes via email.
  • Read and write comfortably day or night – Whether immersing yourself in a non-fiction book, or reviewing a document, Kindle Scribe has a large, high-resolution display, adjustable warm light, auto-adjusting front light, and larger font sizes for a personalized experience.
  • A world class library, more beautiful than ever – Take notes within millions of books all brought to life on a large, high-resolution display.
  • Read and write longer – A single charge via USB-C powers months of reading and weeks of writing, and the Basic Pen never needs to be charged.
  • Coming Soon: Kindle Scribe provides regular, free software updates that include new features. In the coming months, Kindle Scribe will add lasso select tools, improved notebook organization and navigation, and the ability to send documents to Kindle Scribe directly from within Microsoft Word (Microsoft 365 subscription required).

Read and write as naturally
as you do on paper

The power of the pen

Add handwritten notes
to your books

Streamline your
life’s notes

More brush types
for more ways to write

Make notes in
your documents

Read and write
in any light

A world class library,
more beautiful than ever

Kindle Scribe enhances the beauty of images, illustrations and graphs on a large, thin, high-resolution display. The Kindle Stores worldwide offers an unmatched library of content with more than 13 million titles. With a Kindle Unlimited subscription, you gain unlimited access to millions of comics, fiction, nonfiction, and newly added top nonfiction books.

Handy covers and necessary tips

Designed exclusively for Kindle Scribe, these slim, form-fitting covers attach securely and can fold back into two reading positions. They automatically put your Kindle to sleep when closed and wake upon opening, making it easy to get back to reading and writing. Learn more about our covers. Replacement tips for your Pen are also available.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What types of documents can I import and write in?

You can write directly on PDF documents that are imported through Send-to-Kindle. Kindle Scribe does not currently support writing directly on the page in PDF documents loaded via USB-C or previously sent to your library before 11/11/2022. You can also create handwritten sticky notes in millions of Kindle books, as well as PDF (with adjustable layout), DOC, DOCX, TXT, RTF, HTM, HTML, PNG, GIF, JPG, JPEG, BMP, and EPUB documents imported through Send to Kindle. Learn more about supported file types and what you can do with your documents.

2. What types of books can I write in?

You can create handwritten sticky notes in millions of Kindle eBooks. Kindle Scribe does not support handwritten sticky notes on manga, magazines, or newspapers, though they are still available for download and look beautiful on the 10.2” 300 ppi display. Look for supported features, by eBook, under “Product Details” section of the eBook you wish to purchase.

3. What writing tools can I use on Kindle Scribe?

Kindle Scribe offers pen, highlighter, and eraser tools with 5 thickness options each. You can use these tools in sticky notes, notebooks, and on PDFs imported via Send to Kindle. With the writing toolbar, you can also undo, redo, and erase a selection or page.

4. Can I write directly on my books?

To keep pages clean and uncluttered, we enable sticky notes and not writing directly on the page. You can add sticky notes on supported books to take handwritten notes with your Pen.

Every day is an earth day

We considered sustainability in the design of this Kindle device. Here’s how:



48% post-consumer plastic in device
100% recycled aluminum in device


Device Packaging

99% of this device’s packaging is made of wood fiber-based materials from responsibly managed forests or recycled sources.


Part with Purpose

There may come a time when you want to recycle your device. Explore options with Amazon Second Chance.

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Display Size 6" glare-free 6.8" glare-free 6.8" glare-free 7" glare-free 10.2" glare-free
Storage 16 GB 8 GB 32 GB 8 GB or 32 GB 16 GB, 32 GB, or 64 GB
Resolution 300 ppi 300 ppi 300 ppi 300 ppi 300 ppi
Front light 4 LEDs 17 LEDs 17 LEDs 25 LEDs 35 LEDs
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Wifi Connectivity Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi + Free Cellular Connectivity Wi-Fi
Color Black or Denim Black Black Graphite Tungsten
Warranty 1-year limited warranty 1-year limited warranty 1-year limited warranty 1-year limited warranty 1-year limited warranty

Technical Details

Kindle Scribe

Kindle Scribe


Amazon's 10.2” Paperwhite display technology with built-in light, 300 ppi, optimized font technology, 16-level gray scale.


Device: 7.7” x 9.0 x .22 (196 x 230 x 5.8mm excluding feet)

Basic Pen: 6.4” x .35” x .33” (162 x 8.8 x 8.4 mm)

On-Device Storage

16 GB, 32 GB, or 64 GB


Device: 15.3oz (433g).

Basic Pen: .49oz (14g)

Actual size and weight may vary by configuration and manufacturing process.

Wi-Fi Connectivity

Supports 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz networks with support for WEP, WPA, WPA2 and WPA3 security using password authentication or Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS). Does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.

Content Formats Supported

Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; PDF, DOCX, DOC, HTML, EPUB, TXT, RTF, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion.

Accessibility Features

VoiceView screen reader, available over Bluetooth audio, provides spoken feedback allowing you to navigate your device and read books with text-to-speech (available in English only). Kindle Scribe also includes the ability to invert black and white, adjust font size, font face, line spacing and margins.

Warranty and Service

1-year limited warranty and service included. Optional 1-year, 2-year or 3-year Extended Warranty available for CA customers sold separately. Use of Kindle is subject to the terms found here.

Setup Technology

Amazon Wi-Fi simple setup automatically connects to your home Wi-Fi network. Learn more about Wi-Fi simple setup.

System Requirements

None; fully wireless and doesn't require a computer to download content.

Included in the Box

Includes wifi-enabled Kindle Scribe, Basic or Premium Pen, USB-C charging cable, 5 replacement tips, tip replacement tool, and built-in rechargeable battery.


Kindle Scribe 1st generation - 2022 release

Battery Life

For reading, a single charge lasts up to 12 weeks based on a half hour of reading per day, with wireless off and the light setting at 13. For writing, a single charge lasts up to 3 weeks based on a half hour period of writing per day, with wireless off and the light setting at 13. Battery life will vary and may be reduced based on usage and other factors such as annotating content.


Learn more about Kindle devices with our Quick Start Guide and Kindle User Guide.

Charge Time

Fully charges in approximately 7 hours from a computer via USB-C cable; or fully charges in approximately 3.5 hours with a 5W USB-C power adapter.

Available Colours


Software Updates

This device receives guaranteed software security updates until at least four years after the device is last available for purchase as a new unit on our websites. Learn more about these software security updates. If you already own a Kindle, visit Manage Your Content and Devices for information specific to your device.