This is something I saw on Easter. My friend had one. You can download books on to it and read them. Its much more simpler than having stacks of books around the house. I think its kinda like an ipod but instead of playing music...you can read books on it. Its perfect for the minimalists library. It can even read to you.
Slim: Just over 1/3 of an inch, as thin as most magazines
Lightweight: At 10.2 ounces, lighter than a typical paperback
Wireless: 3G wireless lets you download books right from your Kindle, anytime, anywhere; no monthly fees, service plans, or hunting for Wi-Fi hotspots
Books in Under 60 Seconds: Get books delivered in less than 60 seconds; no PC required
Paper-Like Display: Reads like real paper with no glare, even in bright sunlight
Long Battery Life: 25% longer battery life; read for days without recharging
Carry Your Library: Holds over 1,500 books
Read-to-Me: With the new text-to-speech feature, Kindle can read every newspaper, magazine, blog, and book out loud to you, unless the book's rights holder made the feature unavailable
Free Book Samples: Download and read first chapters for free before you decide to buy.
Large Selection: Over 350,000 books, newspapers, magazines, and blogs available
Kindle Wireless Reading Device (6" Display, U.S. Wireless)