$9 New Bestsellers on Sale Now

Cynthia Dermody
Sarah Palin Going Rouge

Just $9 at Walmart and Amazon.

It might be a good weekend to stock up on some books, especially if it's as rainy there as it is here, boo-hoo.

WalMart has launched a big price war against Amazon to try to establish itself as the biggest and cheapest online book retailer, the Wall Street Journal reports.

First, the super store said it would sell 10 hotly anticipated new books, including Stephen King's Under the Dome and Sarah Palin's Going Rogue for just $10 apiece through its online site, Walmart.com.

Hours later, Amazon matched the $10 price. Wal-Mart soon fired back with a promise to drop its prices to $9 by early this morning -- but actually made good on that vow by early evening Thursday.

That's half what you'd pay at Borders or Barnes & Noble. I just feel bad for the small, independent bookstores -- no way they can compete with that price.

This one could be good to watch, but instead of getting out the popcorn, have your credit cards ready. There's no telling how low they might go. Perfect time to pick up some holiday gifts for the reader on your list!

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