Love to read but don’t love clutter? The Amazon Kindle app is the portable bookshelf you need, holding hundreds of books that you can take along with you anywhere you go.

If you’re a book hoarder like I am, then the app is a gem, allowing you to read a different title whenever the mood strikes. I also love the extra features like a built-in dictionary (for when you need to look up ‘arachibutyrophobia’) and the highlighting tool with which I mark sentences that move me.

To read a book on your Kindle app, you first need to buy it. You should also know that the iOS Kindle app, Android Kindle app, and Amazon app for iOS and Android don't support in-app purchasing for Kindle books. You must purchase Kindle books on a web browser.

Your step-by-step guide to buying Kindle books

1. Open the web browser on your mobile device or computer.
2. Go to the Kindle Store.
3. Find the book that you want to buy.
4. Select Buy Now.
5. You can select the device or app you want the book sent to in the Deliver to drop-down, and your book will be available in your library after purchase. If it doesn't show up, try syncing your app.

Tip: While browsing on the Kindle app for Android, you can build Reading Lists which are accessible on the Amazon website. Happy reading!