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Nook e-readers and tablets get major price cut in UK

The 7-inch Nook HD is currently available for only £129 instead of the usual £159. And as for the Nook HD+, it can be bought for only £179 instead of £229.
April 30, 2013
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We’ve got about 50 different reasons why, if you’re in the U.K., you should be looking to buy yourself a brand new Nook HD+ Android tablet — if not one of several other Nook tablets and e-book readers — right now. If you’re in the U.K. and live in or around London, then you’ve probably already heard of a little something called “Get London Reading.” If you haven’t, well all you need to know is that thanks to this currently ongoing literacy initiative, the Nook range of e-readers and tablets are now being sold for up to £50 off.

For starters, the 7-inch Nook HD is currently available for only £129 instead of the usual £159. And as for the Nook HD+, it can be bought for only £179 instead of £229. The absolute cheapest item on the Nook menu, however, is the Nook Simple Touch which can be bought for only £29 a piece.

This reduction in Nook e-reader and tablet prices is part of a bigger effort that involves donating 1,000 total Simple Touch e-readers. For now, the above-mentioned Nook devices will be available with discounted prices throughout the U.K. in stores such as Argos, ASDA, Blackwell’s, Foyles, Currys and PC World, John Lewis, Sainsbury’s and Very. Also, they can be purchased online at

If you would like to learn more about the details of this price cut — along with information on the “Get London Reading” literacy initiative, then check out the official press release right below.


NOOK® Celebrates Partnership with London Evening Standard and Beanstalk in the “Get London Reading” Initiative By Making Reading More Affordable Across the UK

NOOK® Simple Touch eReaders Are Now Available for £29 For a Limited Time Only

NOOK to Donate 1,000 eReaders to National Literacy Charity “Beanstalk” For Use in Schools

NOOK Offers Its Entire Award-Winning Line of eReaders and Tablets at New Low Prices Across the UK for a Limited Time to Celebrate the Launch of “Get London Reading”

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NOOK Media LLC, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest bookseller and leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, announced today its support of the successful literacy initiative, “Get London Reading,” while making reading more affordable across the UK by offering the award-winning NOOK Simple Touch eReader at a new low price of just £29 for a limited time only.

The Nook HD tablets were first introduced in the U.K. about five months ago and this move to reduce the prices

“Literacy is at the heart of everything we do”

As part of this partnership, NOOK, the award-winning eReader brand, will donate 1,000 of its NOOK Simple Touch eReaders to Beanstalk, a national literacy charity that recruits, vets, trains and supports volunteers in schools. Beanstalk literacy volunteers will use NOOKs to increase the access to digital books in key schools with high levels of illiteracy.

“Literacy is at the heart of everything we do,” said Jim Hilt, Managing Director, Barnes & Noble. “We have a passion for everyone to experience digital reading affordably, anytime and anywhere. It was a perfect fit when we had the opportunity to partner on the ‘Get London Reading’ campaign. We hope to further enrich the minds of readers of all ages across the UK and give them affordable access to the books they love.”

As part of its involvement in the Get London Reading programme, NOOK is offering its eReaders and tablets at special value prices for a limited time only.

NOOK eReaders:

The NOOK Simple Touch is now £29, down from £79, making it the most affordable and highest quality eReader on the market.
The NOOK® Simple Touch GlowLight is just £69, down from £109.

NOOK Tablets:

NOOK® HD now starts at £129 for the 7-inch tablet, down from £159
NOOK® HD+ now starts at £179 for the 9-inch tablet, down from £229

The NOOK Simple Touch, GlowLight, HD and HD+ devices are available throughout major UK retailers including Argos, ASDA, Blackwell’s, Foyles, Currys and PC World, John Lewis, Sainsbury’s and Very, as well as

For further information on “Get London Reading,” the Beanstalk charity and NOOK, please visit

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) is a Fortune 500 company and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The company operates 677 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s largest e-commerce sites, ( Its NOOK Media LLC subsidiary is a leader in the emerging digital reading and digital education markets. The NOOK digital business offers award-winning NOOK® products and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store™ (, while Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC operates 678 bookstores serving over 4.6 million students and faculty members at colleges and universities across the United States. Barnes & Noble is proud to be named a J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Customer Service Champion and is only one of 50 U.S. companies so named. Barnes & is ranked the number one online retailer in customer satisfaction in the book, music and video category and a Top 10 online retailer overall in customer satisfaction according to ForeSee E-Retail Satisfaction Index (Spring Top 100 Edition).

General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained via the Internet by visiting the company’s corporate website:

NOOK®, NOOK Store™, NOOK Video™, NOOK Video Apps™ are trademarks of Barnes & Noble, Inc. Other trademarks referenced in this release are the property of their respective owners.

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About NOOK Media LLC

NOOK reading and entertainment products make it easy to read what you love, anywhere you like™ with a fun, easy-to-use and immersive digital reading experience. With NOOK, customers gain access to the expansive NOOK Store™ of more than 3 million digital books, plus periodicals, comics, apps, movies and TV shows, and the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through free NOOK Reading Apps™ and NOOK Video apps, available at NOOK owners receive Always Free NOOK Support in any of Barnes & Noble’s nearly 700 bookstores. Find NOOK devices in Barnes & Noble stores and online at, as well as leading retailers including Best Buy, Walmart, Target and many others. NOOK products are available in the United Kingdom through and leading retailers.

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