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Can you buy books from other places than Barnes and Noble?

I was wondering if you can only buy books in the Barnes and Noble collection or if there are other libraries that you can access. If there are, how do you get the books and where from?

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Re: Can you buy books from other places than Barnes and Noble?

In a nut shell, the answer is heck yea. I get my books specifically at I read Sci-Fi, so I buy from them since they specialize in Sci-Fi books (and at the best price too). Also you can side-load Library pdf's. There's also Fictionwise (owned by B&N) I'd get thier multi-format books myself. Also Sony Ebooks can be side loaded. And there's several other places to get books. But if they're not B&N Books, expect they need to be side-loaded. (that's in your manual)

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Re: Can you buy books from other places than Barnes and Noble?


You can access eBooks — including thousands of free classic titles and low-priced bestsellers — by tapping shop on your nook. You can also purchase eBooks from our eBookstore on our website. A number of nook features apply only to eBooks purchased through These are stored in your online digital library and include: lending, bookmarks, highlighting, notes, rating, recommending, and cross-platform reading.

You can also sideload many other eBooks onto your nook if they are in ePub, PDB and PDF file formats (see Tech Specs page for details). Sideloaded files that are not from might not support some of the features listed above.


Just as an FYI, we have updated the nook FAQ & Support page.  You can click on the link below and then click on the "Getting Started and FAQ" section.  Once there click on "Managing your Library":


I hope this helps....

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Re: Can you buy books from other places than Barnes and Noble?

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kobo books

baen books


fictionwise offers many books in multiformat so you can pick the format you want, but many aren't and are in secure ereader format for use on the nook-this means you need to have a credit card stored on their site like you do on BN to open the book.


You can also check out ebooks from your library if they have ebooks for use with Adobe Digital Editions


There are many places to get them, some free sources such as google-google free books can also be found in the BN store on your nook.


Also, if they are in a format that the nook can't read it is possible to convert them to epub using a program called Calibre, if Calibre can read the format in question.




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