nook_product.jpgOur biggest software update is here and it's loaded with the features that have been most requested from all of you!


  • New Features

o   Sync current reading position across devices. Sync all your NOOK eReaders and devices enabled with NOOK software and apps, including iPad, iPhone/iPod touch, Android smartphones and PC. 


o   Customize folders and group content for My B&N Library. The My Shelves feature  enables you to organize My B&N Library and My Documents by a particular subject or theme,  on easy-to-organize, easily-accessible Shelves.


o   Password protection option for purchases made on a NOOK device.  You can now require that your B&N account password be entered before NOOK authorizes any content download (purchases, samples and free books). This is helpful for all of you'll who share NOOKS with family members, friends, and colleagues.


o   Pass code security for the NOOK.  You can configure NOOK to lock the screen after a certain number of minutes and then require a pass code to unlock it. The pass code security feature will activate each time the NOOK does powers on, awakens form Sleep Mode. 


  • Enhancements

o   Faster page turns -- 50% faster turn rate than the previous version.


o   Improved search functionality that includes My Documents (side-loaded content) in the results.


o   Additional battery and other performance enhancements


NOOK version 1.5 software is available via Wi-Fi or manual download at

by gthchick8 on ‎11-22-2010 06:18 PM

awesome! im downloading the update now via wi-fi

by jgoehl on ‎11-22-2010 06:19 PM

I have connected to my wifi and my nook says error downloading update...anyone have an ideas why and what i need to do to fix this? Thanks

by bookworm6381 on ‎11-22-2010 06:21 PM

thank you!! Barnes and Noble and nook rock!! <3

by Jazztsax on ‎11-22-2010 06:28 PM

i keep getting an error as well.  Why?

by patricia23 on ‎11-22-2010 06:31 PM

Excellent news!


Do you think there will be an app for Windows Mobile??


off to download the update.....


by CLNorman on ‎11-22-2010 06:35 PM

I, too, am getting the error message. Double checked to make sure I have 1.4 and I do, so I am out of ideas.


Anyone else have one?

by softballbunny on ‎11-22-2010 06:36 PM

I have tried three x's I keep getting the error message at 53% ???  HELP!!!!!

by acaneda on ‎11-22-2010 06:36 PM

Thanks for the shelves!!!!

by Dr_Strange on ‎11-22-2010 06:36 PM

I did a manual update, and then wow. I love the new book management/folder customization (shelf creation). Page turns are really fast. Password protection is a great idea. Now, I don't need to worry if friends "accidentally" buy ebooks from my Nook. LOL! 


Overall Nook functionality is more efficient than previous updates. Good job Nook! 

by Jillybean226 on ‎11-22-2010 06:38 PM

Paul, I haven't been able to sync between my nook and my iPhone. Any suggestions? 


Thanks, Jill :smileyhappy:

by jeepr on ‎11-22-2010 06:38 PM

Woot, the update..those pages are moving fast now. Thank's BN.


by Dr_Strange on ‎11-22-2010 06:39 PM

Guys, I highly suggest doing the manual update. I tried downloading via wi-fi, but it seems that I get errors from downloading the update. Perhaps the site is bogged down with many users downloading at the same time??? 

by jeepr on ‎11-22-2010 06:40 PM

those of you having error problems....I did also but went to my documents tab and selected new content and it started downloading it....hope this helps.

by kc5455 on ‎11-22-2010 06:44 PM

What a very pleasant surprise!  I never would have expected this today.



Thank you Barnes and Noble!!!



by Celestialicat on ‎11-22-2010 06:50 PM

No problems d/l via Wi-fi, but when I tried to open Charles Dickens: "The Cristmas Carol, The Chimes & The Cricket and the Hearth". (A book that was offered for free during a promotion Barnes & Nobles offered)  It says: Opening Your Book, then goes back to my library.