The 11 best Kindle covers to keep your eReader protected in style

Our round-up of the best Kindle covers will help you add extra durability and personality to your device

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The best Kindle covers are sturdy, stylish and will expertly protect your device from drops, scratches and water damage. If you plan to bring your eReader on holiday, dressing it in the right Kindle cover will grant you some peace of mind.

The best Kindles really need a protective case that serves as a barrier against accidents, given how expensive and delicate they can be. Typically, digital eReader covers have a fabric inner lining designed to protect the delicate screen and an outer casing of harder leather or plastic. While pretty much all Kindle covers have this in common, they do vary in price points and styles.

With so many choices on the market, it can be difficult to find the right one. Fortunately, we've tried and tested a selection of Kindle cases so we can recommend the ones featured in this guide with utmost confidence. Every case in this guide will fit the best eReaders on the market and the three main Kindle models: the standard Kindle, the mid-tier Kindle Paperwhite, and the more luxe Kindle Oasis.

How we evaluated the best Kindle covers 

We evaluated the Kindle covers on this list using the following criteria:

  • Protection: A Kindle case should be able to adequately protect the device from marks and scrapes.
  • Design: This not only entails ease of use and portability but also aesthetics — some people like to express themselves via their accessories.
  • Extra features: Several Kindle cases include perks like a kickstand, hand strap, and automatic wake/sleep.
  • Compatibility: In other words, does the case work in harmony with the device? A Kindle case should improve the overall experience of using your eReader.
  • Value for money: Whether you're going for something basic or premium, it's important to get your money's worth. 

The best Kindle covers as reviewed by our expert

Kindle covers options: Twelve South BookBook for Kindle Paperwhite

Twelve South BookBook for Kindle Paperwhite

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1. Twelve South BookBook for Kindle Paperwhite

The best Kindle cover for style

Specifications

RRP: $50 / £50
Compatible with: Kindle Paperwhite (10th Gen, 2018)
Dimensions: 19.1 x 2.5 x 14 cm
Material: Distressed genuine leather

Reasons to buy

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Unique design resembles an authentic leather journal
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Hardback cover offers cushion
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Reinforced spine helps absorb bumps
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Integrated kickstand plus auto wake and sleep

Reasons to avoid

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On the expensive side
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Limited style variety
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Out of stock in the UK right now

Some people just want a thin, lightweight layer of protection for their Kindle Paperwhite; others want something to make their digital eReader look like an actual book. If you fall into the latter category, then the Twelve South BookBook is the perfect choice for the Kindle Paperwhite—it looks just like an expensive historical fiction hardback and will fool everyone, from commuters to family members, into thinking you're reading from a real book. It transforms your Kindle Paperwhite into a tome that looks at home on an actual bookshelf (handy, if that's where you want to keep it). 

In terms of functionality, your eReader is kept protected with a zip closing, while the cover is made from hand-distressed genuine leather. Your Paperwhite will wake up and go to sleep as the case opens and shuts, too. Plus, this option comes with an integrated kickstand, too—is there anything it can't do?

Kindle covers options: Omoton Kindle Paperwhite Smart Shell

Omoton Kindle Paperwhite Smart Shell

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2. Omoton Kindle Paperwhite Smart Shell

The best budget Kindle cover

Specifications

RRP: From £11 (UK only)
Compatible with: Kindle Paperwhite (10th Gen, 2018)
Dimensions: 24.6 x 17.4 x 1.8 cm
Material: Faux leather

Reasons to buy

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Affordable and doesn't add much bulk
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Antiskid and waterproof protection
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Magnet clasp with auto sleep/wake
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Variety of unique styles

Reasons to avoid

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Might be a bit plain for some

The Omoton Smart Shell cover for the Kindle Paperwhite gives you a functional and affordable case that aims to tick two main boxes—to keep your eReader safe from marks and scratches, and to not cost you much. We'd say that it achieves those aims rather well, so we're pleased to recommend it as our best Kindle cover for those on a budget.

It's quite plain and simple in the looks department, though factor in that it costs a fraction of some of the alternatives, and you can see why we find it appealing—plus, this cover is sold in packs of two, making it a fantastic deal. The case is lightweight and fits snugly, and will wake up your Kindle and put it to sleep as you open and close the case, so it works well. Just don't expect any extra bells and whistles.

Kindle covers option: Amazon Kindle Oasis Premium Leather Cover

Amazon Kindle Oasis Premium Leather Cover

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3. Amazon Kindle Oasis Premium Leather Cover

The best premium Kindle cover

Specifications

RRP: $65 / £65
Compatible with: Kindle Oasis (10th Gen, 2019 and 9th Gen, 2017)
Dimensions: 19.2 x 14.8 x 1.6 cm
Material: Leather

Reasons to buy

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Lightweight design, yet durable
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Auto wake/sleep
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Magnetic attachment
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Designed by Amazon

Reasons to avoid

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Expensive compared to others
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Limited style variety

Treat your premium Kindle to a premium cover with this official case from Amazon, which is compatible with the most expensive Kindle, the Kindle Oasis. It’s made out of supple premium brown leather and is designed to develop a naturally worn pattern over time, meaning every cover is unique. It definitely looks the part, and if you want a classic cover over a simple plastic option, this is the right pick for you.

Plus, it works very well too. There's a magnetic attachment that ensures it's firmly closed when you're not using your Kindle, which will help your screen to avoid any scrapes or accidents (some non-magnetic cases and come loose in bags etc) It'll automatically wake up your Kindle when you open it too, and put it to sleep when you close it. Overall a great option if you have a bit more money to spend.

Kindle covers options: Fintie Stand Case for Kindle Paperwhite

Fintie Stand Case for Kindle Paperwhite

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4. Fintie Stand Case for Kindle Paperwhite

The best Kindle cover for standing your eReader up

Specifications

RRP: From $17 / £20
Compatible with: Kindle Paperwhite (10th Gen, 2018)
Dimensions: 17 x 13 x 1.5 cm
Material: Faux leather

Reasons to buy

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Has an integrated stand
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Soft non-scratch microfiber interior
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Hand strap to comfortably read with one hand 
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Variety of unique styles

Reasons to avoid

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Won't fit 2021 Kindle Paperwhite

The Fintie Stand Case for the Kindle Paperwhite (2018 and older) goes way beyond the duties of a basic case, giving you some useful storage space for cards and cash, and doubling up as a stand for those times when you want to give your hands a rest and have your Kindle propped in front of you in order, for a more comfortable way of reading the best eBooks.

You've got a variety of case cover designs to choose from as well—the soft pink featured here, as well as black and gray options. Other funky pictures and designs are available, too, including nature and space designs. The case can control the Kindle's sleep and wake state as it shuts and opens, and it also has a magnetic clasp. It's a multi-functional Kindle cover that will not only protect your device, but has some interesting features that can make reading it a bit easier too.

One of the best Kindle cases: Ayotu Case for Standard Kindle

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5. Ayotu Slim Case for Kindle

The best Kindle case for a comfortable hold

Specifications

RRP: $15
Compatible with: Kindle (10th Gen, 2019 Release)
Dimensions: 11.6 x 1.2 x 16.3 cm
Material: Faux leather

Reasons to buy

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Variety of unique styles
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Auto wake and sleep 
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Comfortable hand grip
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Integrated magnets securely close cover

Reasons to avoid

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Only fits the basic Kindle
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Out of stock in the UK

Quite simply one of the most eye-catching cover designs we've seen to date for the standard 10th-generation Kindle—or, should we say, series of designs, because, besides the artwork you can see here, there are nearly 20 other designs to pick from. You should be able to find something to suit your own style.

Besides the visual appeal of the Ayotu Case, it's solid and robust, without adding much in the way of bulk to your Kindle—making it a good option for those who want to slip something in a handbag. You've got artificial leather on the outside, and microfibre on the inside, so your device should be as protected as possible. The case shuts snugly using magnets, automatically waking up your Kindle when it opens and sending it back to sleep when you close it, for when you're done reading any of your favourite paid and free eBooks.

Kindle covers options: Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Water-Safe Fabric Cover

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Water-Safe Fabric Cover

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6. Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Water-Safe Fabric Cover

The best Kindle cover for protecting against water

Specifications

RRP: From $28 / £28
Compatible with: Kindle Paperwhite (10th Gen, 2018)
Dimensions: Approx.167 x 116 x 8.18 mm
Material: Fabric

Reasons to buy

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Splash-proof fabric
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Lightweight design, yet durable and sturdy
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Variety of unique styles
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Magnetic attachment ensures cover is securely closed

Reasons to avoid

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Looks a bit plain
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May accumulate dust overtime

We all want to read the best romance books, or the best mystery books, by the pool or in the bath without worrying that our Kindle will be damaged if it gets splashed. If this is a particular concern of yours, the Water-Safe Fabric Cover for the Kindle Paperwhite, made by Amazon itself, could be right for you. Just about everything you need to know about it is in the title—it'll keep your eReader safe from harm, it's lightweight, it has a fabric casing and it's splash-proof. That means a few drops of rain won't affect your gadget

However, you should be aware that you can't drop the pool and expect it to come back working fine—not many Kindle covers can protect from this kind of damage. However, knowing how to reset your Kindle is a great idea should this happen! You've also got three classic colours to choose from—blue, charcoal black and yellow. And as you open and close it, it'll wake up your Kindle or put it to sleep, while a magnetic attachment ensures a secure closing.

AColor Kindle Oasis Case, one of the best Kindle cases

ACcolor Case for Kindle Oasis

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7. ACcolor Case for Kindle Oasis

The best colorful Kindle cover

Specifications

RRP : £14
Compatible with: Kindle Oasis (10th Gen, 2019 Release & 9th Gen, 2017 Release)
Dimensions: 32 x 15 x 1.6 cm
Material: Leather

Reasons to buy

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Variety of unique styles
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Lightweight design, yet durable
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Outside pocket for storing small items

Reasons to avoid

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Runs on the smaller side
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Limited to a small range of viewing angles
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Not available in the US

The Kindle Oasis isn't cheap, so you perhaps don't want to be spending a huge amount of money on a case cover on top. Fortunately, the ACcolor case, which fits the Oasis, is both top-quality and affordable. Made from lightweight, durable artificial leather, it comes in black or red, as well as a design inspired by Van Gogh's famous 'Starry Night' painting.

The cover supports auto-sleep on the Oasis— so the eReader goes in and out of sleep mode as you open and close the case—and there's a useful front pocket, too. The cover folds right round behind the Kindle Oasis, which means you can keep on reading it with one hand as normal.

Kindle covers option: Walnew Kindle Oasis Sleeve

Walnew Kindle Oasis Sleeve

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8. Walnew Kindle Oasis Sleeve

The best lightweight Kindle cover

Specifications

RRP: $17 / £17
Compatible with: Kindle Oasis (10th Gen 2019 / 9th Gen 2017)
Dimensions: 18.3 x 17 x 0.5 cm
Material: Suede

Reasons to buy

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Smooth, protective fabric
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Magnetic closure
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Lightweight design

Reasons to avoid

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More of a pouch than a cover

Besides the classic cover designs, you can also find sleeves for your eReader, which might suit you better—slimline pouches that you slide your Kindle in and out of, rather than opening it up. And this high-quality option from Walnew on Amazon is one of the best Kindle covers when it comes to the premium Kindle Oasis.

Made from high-quality materials, it has a suede exterior and a soft fabric interior, so your Kindle Oasis is well protected from knocks and scuffs. There's a magnetic closing mechanism for easy access to your device. And there's no doubt that it's stylish too, and is available in a range of colors, including pink, black, grey and blue.

One of the best Kindle cases: Klevercase Universal Case for Kindle

KleverCase Book Style Universal Cover for Kindle 

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9. KleverCase Book Style Universal Cover for Kindle

Best alternative to Twelve South's BookBook

Specifications

RRP: $35 / £35
Compatible With: Kindle Paperwhite and standard Kindle (all models)
Dimensions: 18.5 x 13 x 2 cm
Material: Synthetic leather

Reasons to buy

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Affordable alternative to the BookBook
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Fits Paperwhite and standard Kindle models
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Choose from a variety of popular book titles
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Fold the front cover back for 1-handed reading

Reasons to avoid

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Lacks a sleep/wake function
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Some may find it a tad heavy
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Won't fit Kindle Oasis

If the Twelve South BookBook is out of your price range, check out this cleverly-designed case from KleverCase instead. Not only is it cheaper than the BookBook, but it's compatible with both Kindle Paperwhite and standard Kindle models. Plus, you can choose from a variety of book titles — from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to The Handbook for the Recently Deceased (from Beetlejuice). 

Crafted from faux leather and produced using traditional bookbinding techniques, your Kindle will look and feel just like a traditional book. You can fold back the front cover for easy one-handed reading (all without worrying about creasing any pages). There's no auto sleep/wake function available here, but a magnetic closure will help the case stay shut when not in use, whilst Velcro grippers will keep your Kindle model of choice secure. 

One of the best Kindle cases, the MoKo Universal Tablet Sleeve

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10. MoKo Tablet Sleeve

Best for protecting your Kindle in transit

Specifications

RRP: $12 / £12
Compatible With: Most Kindle models
Dimensions: 27.94 x 20.98 x 2.01 cm
Material: Polyester, sponge

Reasons to buy

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Comes in a wide range of colors and patterns
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Protects your Kindle from drops and dust
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Can also fit an iPad or other tablets
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May have room to fit accessories, too

Reasons to avoid

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Not a Kindle-specific case
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Only really meant for protection

The MoKo Tablet Sleeve is ideal if your top priority is getting your Kindle from point A to point B without any damage. It has a polyester outer cover and a high-density sponge inner lining that'll protect your eReader from dust, water, and scratches. It's not practical if you like to read whilst keeping your Kindle encased, but it can serve as an additional layer of protection if you already have a fitted case attached.

It's a universal tablet case that's meant to secure devices between 9 and 11 inches so depending on which model Kindle you own, you may have enough space to include a charger or other accessories, too. A soft, plush interior helps keep everything in place. If you're keen to accessorize, the MoKo Tablet Sleeve comes in a wide range of colors and patterns.

One of the best Kindle cases: CoBak Leather Kindle Paperwhite Case

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11. CoBak Case for Kindle Paperwhite

Best budget leather Kindle case

Specifications

RRP: From $14 / From £10
Compatible with: Kindle Paperwhite (2018 to 2021)
Dimensions: 15.49 x 10.41 x 1.52 cm (2018); 17.81 x 13 x 1.5 cm (2021)
Material: PU leather

Reasons to buy

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Lots of designs to choose from
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An inexpensive way to dress up your Kindle
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180-day money-back guarantee
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18 months of customer service included

Reasons to avoid

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Auto sleep not available for 2018 Paperwhite
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Prone to wearing down over time

Here's a leather Kindle Paperwhite case that won't break the bank. This case from CoBak is available in two versions: one for the previous-gen Paperwhite (2018) and one for the latest-gen Paperwhite (2021). (Select the one you want on the Amazon product page.) Regardless of which model Paperwhite you have, you'll be able to choose from a wide swath of vibrant colors and fun patterns.

Beyond its good looks, this PU leather Kindle case is waterproof, with dual-layer plexiglass and a soft microfiber lining to protect it from dust and scratches. Convenience features include a hand strap, magnetic closure, and auto wake/sleep (2021 Kindle Paperwhite model only). CoBak provides a 180-day money-back guarantee plus an 18-month warranty for peace of mind.

How to pick the right Kindle cover for you

Picking a Kindle cover you like is pretty simple, but there are a few things to bear in mind before you make that purchase. Here are a few of the most important things to consider:

  • Weight—for a more comfortable reading experience, your cover shouldn’t feel too hefty to hold—however, some may prefer a more sturdy feeling (and therefore slightly heavier) cover. The best Kindle covers balance lightweight design with maximum protection and durability. If you want a lighter case, one made in plastic, suede, or fabric, is probably a better option for you. Faux leather or leather cases might be better for those who don't mind a slightly weightier option.
  • Features offered—some Kindle covers include functions such as a magnetic closure, an on/off capability, an auto-sleep function, or even a helpful hand grip. If features like these are important to you, make sure to look for a case that includes them, as not all of them do. Some covers really are just screen protectors—which is absolutely fine if that is all you are after.
  • Dimensions—your case needs to be compatible with your specific Kindle’s shape, size, and model. Be sure to check the specs on each Kindle cover before buying. Not every case will be available for every Kindle.
  • Style/color—Kindle covers vary in style and design, so consider what you want yours to look like before purchasing. This element will be unique to everyone—are you after a sleek Kindle cover that you can keep on your work desk, or do you want a fun brightly-colored case that reflects your personal style? 

Generally, the most popular Kindle covers are 'folio' cases, which operate similarly to a book, with a hard cover on either side that you can flip open and closed. This is because they are solid and very good at protecting your device from accidents—and, they look good.

When it comes to where to buy the most popular Kindle covers, most customers tend to purchase options from Amazon itself, given that that's where Kindles are from. But, there are some lovely-looking covers to be found at other retailers too, such as Etsy, eBay, Walmart and Currys if you want to explore more Kindle covers options.

David Nield

David Nield is a freelance tech and science journalist who has been in the industry for over 20 years. He regularly writes about gadgets, the latest technology, and the biggest news in science for publications including Wired, The Guardian, T3, TechRadar, and Woman & Home.


Outside of work, he enjoys long walks in the countryside, skiing down mountains, watching football matches (as long as his team is winning) and keeping up with the latest movies.


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