There are quite a number of Bibles out there, with various choices of binding, covers and 'extras', like indexed tabs. What's most important is to get something that you will read and keep for years, so as has been pointed out here, you don't wind up switching Bibles every few years.
Originally Posted by Gilbertgrape
I'd highly recommend the King James: it's been tried, tested, and not been found wanting. It has been the Bible of choice for all the great revivals of the last few centuries, and you don't have to worry about getting the latest 'update' every five years.
A few so-called 'archaic' words shouldn't keep you from enjoying and understanding it, either. I've taught Sunday School where the kids had no difficulty comprehending the King James. The sentences in the King James tend to be shorter, and the words have fewer syllables than other versions.
One thing that is often misunderstood is the use of 'ye' and 'thee'. Did you know that people didn't use those words back in King James' day, but they were used in the King James Bible to clarify who was being addressed? 'You' as used in English can be either plural or singular, but in order to help people understand God's word better, the older 'ye' and 'thee' were used.
I pray you find what is best for you.
If the Book be not infallible, where shall we find infallibility? ... Are these correctors of Scriptures infallible? Is it certain that our Bibles are not right, but that the critics must be so? ... We shall gradually be so bedoubted and be criticized that only a few of the most profound will know what is Bible and what is not, and they will dictate to the rest of us. I have no more faith in their mercy than in their accuracy... and we are fully assured that our old English version of the Scriptures is sufficient for plain men for all purposes of life, salvation, and goodness. - C.H.Spurgeon