giftcard.gifMore good news on the eBook front: We'll soon accept Barnes & Noble gift cards as payment in our eBook store.

This change — effective in mid-December — will allow customers to use physical gift cards and online gift certificates to purchase eBooks through our site, through nook, and through other devices using the B&N eReader software.

We'll have full details (including the specific launch date) in mid-December.

In the meantime, we want to say thanks for your suggestions and enthusiasm. We were able to accelerate this change due in part to the customer feedback.

Thanks again for your support. And happy reading.

by joeypore on ‎11-16-2009 06:14 PM

Awesome!! Way to go B&N. That's what will make you guys prevail, listening to the customers.


You just made me that much happier to be a future Nook owner.

by athenagwis on ‎11-16-2009 06:42 PM

I agree, listening to your customers will get you really far!  I am so glad for this new development!



by JP-BN on ‎11-16-2009 07:49 PM

Good job and good decision!  This will make for a happier Christmas morning!

by Sunltcloud on ‎11-16-2009 07:53 PM

Thank you for listening. This will make gift giving much easier for family members and friends. As future nook owner I'm thrilled.

by OPDwife on ‎11-17-2009 11:33 AM

Thank you B&N!  This is great to hear.  I can't wait for My Nook to arrive.  It's can't get here fast enough!

by OPDwife on ‎11-17-2009 11:40 AM

oops...IT can't get here fast enough!

by Waterloo_Joe on ‎11-17-2009 01:59 PM

Sweet!  Good thing I ordered back on November 1st and didn't cancel my order.  This was not a deal breaker for me, but it does make it so that we can get gift cards for the holidays to start stocking up our digital libraries.  I figured it was only a matter of time before they implemented this feature, since Amazon and Apple both allow the same type of thing.

by RaAusar on ‎11-17-2009 02:21 PM

AWESOME!!! Thank you for listening to us... 



by Brooke33KT on ‎11-17-2009 04:20 PM

Thank you for listening!!!!! This is AWESOME news! :smileyhappy:


Now let's work on the sharing & pricing!!!! Then everyone will say "kindle who?" 


Well I already say that! nook is leaps & bounds ahead, just needs a bit more tweaking!


YAY nook!

by dgerk on ‎11-17-2009 06:37 PM

Overdue, but completely AWESOME!

by modo_hoc on ‎11-17-2009 10:26 PM

Very nice. Glad to see IT architecture is not too hard wired, this is a positive sign of future flexibility and responsiveness!

by oceans1 on ‎11-18-2009 12:16 PM

I am so glad and more and more impressed with B&N every day! We are going to be happy customers indeed. I'm so excited a little kid at Christmas!!

by Parcopups on ‎11-19-2009 10:35 AM

Great news!  I am happy to see that B&N is listening to the desires of the Nook community.

by Blue_Owl on ‎11-20-2009 08:15 PM

What a great surprise for me to see today.  I preordered my Nook October 21 and was dismayed that gift cards could not be used for ebooks.  This news thrills me no end as my family all know that gift cards from BN are #1 gifts for me anytime.  Merry Christmas & Happy New Year & more to come.  Thank you.

by Thom_Shavor on ‎11-21-2009 03:56 PM

OUTSTANDING! This is one critical piece that has been missing from the Nook equation...