Posted: Jun 04, 2012 1:00 PM
We've all been there, stuck in line or camped out in a waiting room, wishing we'd brought along something to read. Whether your purse is tiny and carries just the bare essentials or is cavernous with ample room, you'll be happy to carry along one of these eReaders.

If you carry a...


Price: $349

sony table p

Shoulder bag

Price: $79


When open, the two 5.5-inch screens on the Sony Tablet P offer you a huge viewing area. This tablet uses AT&T's 4G network and Wi-Fi, providing you access to the Sony Entertainment Network and a wide array of Android applications through Google Play.

What we love best^

The Table P closes up completely when not in use, which keeps your screen protected from scratches. (When open, this tablet measures 6 inches by 7 inches. Closed, it measures 3 inches by 7 inches.)

This entry-level Kindle is packed with some great features. We love its high-contrast E Ink display that's clear and crisp, which helps to prevent eye strain for those of us who can get lost in our books for hours.

What we love best^

We love the Kindle for its simplicity and ease of use right out of the box. With no setup, no software to install and no computer required to download content, you'll be reading within moments of opening the box. At 6.5 inches by 4.5 inches, the Kindle won't take up much purse space.


Price: $139


Diaper bag

Price: $500

The Nook Simple Touch™ with GlowLight™ is another great option. Measuring just 6.5 inches by 5 inches, it will leave plenty of room for everything else you need in your purse.

What we love best^

This Nook offers two options: You can either use it as a traditional eReader with amazing E Ink quality or turn on the GlowLight for reading in the dark. This is great for those of us who like to stay up late in bed reading.

If you have ample purse space, we think you'll love the iPad from Apple. Yes, it's pricier than the rest, but, like the Sony Tablet P, it's far more than just an eReader. And for those who carry an iPhone, the iPad is a natural extension and will feel familiar from the start.

What we love best^

We love that the iPad serves as more than an eReader. With access to over 200,000 apps in the App Store, a respectable camera and an amazing retina display, you'll never get bored with the iPad.

Bottom line^ Whether your purse is tiny or roomy, one of these great eReader options is bound to be the perfect fit.

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