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if you are out of the US, can you buy Kindle books (American books)?

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Initial post: Aug 27, 2010 11:10:48 PM PDT
chan sa says:
I am considering buying a Kindle but I am traveling and I wonder if you can buy new (American) books if you are in EUrope, France or England for instance...anybody? Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 27, 2010 11:11:26 PM PDT
Dr. Amour says:
Yes, yes and yes!!!

Posted on Aug 27, 2010 11:12:40 PM PDT
Yes, the home location of your Kindle is the US so you'll still be able to buy books when abroad.

Posted on Aug 28, 2010 6:53:18 AM PDT
gorockies says:
But if I'm in the UK, with my "American" Kindle, can I buy books that aren't available in the US? Some I want to read are marked "not available in US" and I was hoping to snag them when I'm in England next spring.

Posted on Jun 16, 2014 4:53:03 AM PDT
L. Cooper says:
My Kindle was stolen in Belgium. I'd like to buy a new Kindle from the French amazon store. If I do, can I buy american books and French books?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 16, 2014 5:01:08 AM PDT
CBRetriever says:
if you're actually in Belgium, you have to buy a kindle from - will not ship kindles to Belgium (silly, but that's the way it is).

being in Belgium also means you have the choice of registereing to either or The book choice will be pretty much the same with over 2 million ebooks in English on (US, UK and other publishers)

I'm in France, but I chose for 7 of the family's kindles and the 8th is registered to (subscriptions are cheaper that way)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 16, 2014 5:45:00 AM PDT
L. Cooper says:
Thank you for your reply, CBRetriever. I'm in France, actually.

Tell me if I have understood you correctly. I can buy my Kindle from and register it to purchase books on That would be ideal, actually. I'm thinking that this way, the delivery would be fast and free. Right?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 16, 2014 5:52:46 AM PDT
CBRetriever says:
yes, you can, but click the "Il s'agit d'un cadeau" box and it will arrive unregistered - the one problem you might have is if you use the same email for both accounts, it might register to when you initially register it (we use my address for the account and my husband's for the account). I didn't have any problem registering mine to and I just bought a Kindle Fire and did the same and it worked just fine.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 16, 2014 6:23:58 AM PDT
Your profile says you live in the U.S. so you'll have to register to It's based upon your country of residence, not on where you are traveling.
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