Barnes & Noble Introduces New NOOK® Just in Time for Summer
New NOOK GlowLight Plus® eReader has Larger Screen
to Make Reading Easier, and Waterproof Design for Worry-Free Summer
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest retail
bookseller, today announced the new NOOK® GlowLight
Plus®, with the Company’s largest E-InkTM
screen to date. The waterproof NOOK GlowLight Plus has a 7.8” screen
that is perfect for reading at home or on the go, 8 GB of storage space
for thousands of books, and the warmth of Barnes & Noble’s “glowlight”
technology for easy reading day or night. The Glowlight Plus eReader is
exclusively available in stores only starting Monday, May 27, and online
starting Wednesday, May 29, for just $199.99, with 10% off for Barnes &
“We are thrilled to bring the new NOOK GlowLight Plus to customers with
our largest high-resolution E-Ink screen yet,” said Bill Wood, EVP;
President, Digital at Barnes & Noble. “The waterproof, upgraded design
makes reading easy, wherever you are. This new NOOK is in stores just in
time for summer reading, Father’s Day, or for any book-lover that wants
to experience the latest in digital reading.”
The NOOK GlowLight Plus is designed with a soft-touch finish that is
easy to hold for long periods of time and page-turning buttons on both
sides of the device for right or left-handed use. Barnes & Noble’s
eReader lighting technology has adjustable settings for a cool white
color during the day and a warmer tone at night, perfect for bedtime
The NOOK GlowLight Plus’s 8 GB of storage will let readers build an
extensive digital library, and a long-lasting battery will keep the
eReader working for weeks on a single charge. NOOK users have a vast
library of eBooks at their fingertips, including more than one million
books under $4.99, with titles for viewing and purchasing on BN.com.
The new E-Ink device joins Barnes & Noble’s lineup of eReaders and
tablets, all of which are complemented by the top-rated NOOK mobile app
for iPhone and Android. Customers will find the new NOOK in stores on
Monday, May 27, and available for purchase online starting Wednesday,
About Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is the world’s largest retail
bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and
educational products. The Company operates 627 Barnes & Noble bookstores
in 50 states, and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, BN.com (www.bn.com). The
Nook Digital business offers a lineup of popular NOOK®
tablets and eReaders and an expansive collection of digital reading and
entertainment content through the NOOK Store®. The NOOK Store
features digital books, periodicals and comics, and offers the ability
to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through Free
NOOK Reading Apps™ available for Android™, iOS®
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the Company’s corporate website at www.barnesandnobleinc.com.
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Mary Ellen Keating
Senior Vice President
Barnes & Noble, Inc.