I just read a review of a Nook HD that says that it came with 100 of the classics preloaded. Was this a special promotion? I didn't have this option when I purchased my Nook HD 3 weeks ago (although I'm loving using it). Thanks for the feedback!
I am in the UK, but when I open the shop there is a category called 'FREE Family Classics' and that has about 27 free classic books.
And putting 0.00 into the search box brings up 1,919,128 results! Scrolling through, they are free books and samplers.
If you put 0.00 thriller into the search box, it restricts the results to thrillers - and you can find other genres this way.