How to Remove Books From Kindle

Kindles can hold a lot of eBooks, but you may want to remove some. eBooks are stored in two places; on the eReader itself and your Kindle Library.

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RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
September 1, 2022

Kindles can hold a lot of eBooks, but you may want to remove some. eBooks are stored in two places; on the eReader itself and your Kindle Library. We will show you how to remove your books.

This is for a Kindle. Screenshots are from Kindle Paperwhite

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When you buy an eBook from Amazon, rent one from your local library, or send one to your Kindle, it’s added to your Kindle Library. This is essentially iCloud storage for your eBooks. When you open the book on your Paperwhite, that’s when it downloads the eBook file to the device’s storage.

Remove an E-Book From Kindle

First, we will remove the actual eBook file from your Kindle. Note that this does not remove the book from your Kindle Library. On your Kindle home screen, tap the three-dot menu icon in the top-right corner. Refer to the below image:

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Accessing the Menu

Next, select Settings from the menu. See the below image:

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Accessing Settings

Now, go to Device Options. See the following image:

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Accessing Device Options

Next, go to Advanced Options. Refer to the below image:

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Accessing Advanced Options

Now, select Storage Management. See the below image:

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Accessing Storage Management

Next, select Manual Removal. See the following image:

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Accessing Manual Removal

Now, select the Books category. Refer to the below image:

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Accessing Books

Next, choose the books you do not need anymore and tap Remove. See the below image:

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Selecting Books and Remove them

Your books will no longer be taking up storage space on your Kindle Reader. It will still be in your Kindle Library.

Remove a Book From Kindle Library

You can also remove books from the Library, which will disassociate them from your account.

Removing eBooks from your Library can be done from the Kindle app on iPhone, iPad, or Android and the eReader itself. First, open the app or go to the Kindle home screen and select the Library tab. See the following image:

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Accessing Library

Next, find the book you want to remove and press and hold until a menu appears. Refer to the below image:

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Select a Book to delete/remove

Now, select Remove from Download/Library or Permanently Delete from the menu. See the below image:

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Removing/Deleting the Book from your Library

Next, confirm you want to remove the eBook, and you are done! The eBook will no longer appear in your Kindle Library. If you want the book again, you will need to re-purchase or send it to your Library again. See the following image:

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Confirm the removal or deletion

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Author: Raymond

I am Raymond Oglesby, an Information Technology (IT) specialist with 30 years in the field. I have taught Microsoft Applications and troubleshot computers in 15 countries and many States. My career was focused on mainframes and desktops from application development to implementation. I have written hundreds of programs for various architectures. I decided to start a blog to share my knowledge and experiences with you. I plan on updating this blog at least twice a week about smart phone apps to Windows. Please feel free to leave a Comment or Tweet. I would love to hear from you. Do you have a computer tech question? I will do my best to answer your inquiry. Please mention the app and version that you are using. To help me out, you can send screenshots of your data related to your question.

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