We promised you the other day that we’d return with some highlights of the big nook launch event at NYC’s Chelsea Piers.


Turns out, our videographers came up with the perfect tool for this: A cool little highlight reel that shows nook, its many features, and (for the first time) how it'll be displayed in Barnes & Noble stores.

Enjoy! (And remember, the best place for your nook-related questions is our eBooks Help Board.)



by willclara on ‎10-22-2009 06:21 PM

Hi! I am very excited with this beautifil device!!!, but I have a couple of questions:

Does nook work very well outside US? I am living in Central america right now and I will travel to US next december and I am thinking to buy a nook but....Will be possible to buy ebooks for nook if I stay in Guatemala?

thanks for your comments to my questions!!!!

regards, Will

by Kevin on ‎10-23-2009 01:22 AM

Thanks for the comments, willclara.


I'm going to point you to our help board for the discussion of international issues.


Short story is that you cannot buy eBooks from the B&N eBook store outside the U.S. Sorry.

by athenagwis on ‎10-23-2009 06:22 AM

I too am very excited about the nook!!  It looks like you guys really though of all the things people would want in an eReader without going over the top.  I am pretty sick of devices that feel they must do everything under the sun.  When I want to read, that's all I want to do is read.  Anyway, thanks for the great product, can't wait to get it in my hands!!




by degDR on ‎10-27-2009 11:34 AM

What about text to speach?  Without it, it's worthless to me. (I "read" wile I drive).

Kindle has it.

by Kristine_S on ‎10-27-2009 04:00 PM

Hi degDR. There is no text-to-speech function on nook at this time. A lot of people have been asking about this, though, and we're taking your concerns into consideration. nook does support audiobooks, though. Thanks for your question.

by Kristine_S on ‎10-27-2009 04:01 PM

athenagwis, thanks for the kind words!

by roli273 on ‎10-29-2009 07:30 PM

Very nice!

I would like to know if there is also a way to download books other than wireless, like using a USB cable conected to the internet using a computer????

Please let me know


Thank you.

by jswFL on ‎11-09-2009 11:30 AM

I compared selection and prices of ebooks between B&N and Amazon. Amazon came out way ahead in both (greater selection, way cheaper prices). I got interested in the nook because I was hoping to read ebooks from libraries that subscribe to Overdrive. From the obscure answers from company reps I can assume that nook is not capable of that (Sony is).

Unless B&N matches Amazon's ebook prices and/or Sony's Overdrive compatability, I'll have to forgo the nook.

A piece of advice to the reps:

Obscure answers raise extreme suspicion. Say "yes", "no", or "we're working on it" (but only if it's true!)

by ItsmeJC on ‎11-10-2009 08:14 AM

Well this is very, very disappointing news. From my discussion (although brief) with B&N reps, I thought that the nook would work with Overdrive. I use Overdrive often to download free (library) audiobooks. Over time the library has grown to support ebooks that work with other devices. Because they did not have (copyright?) agreements with Apple devices, they only offered eBooks for MP3 players and PCs. Now they support iPods, Macs, and iPhones. I have already contacted my state library system and asked them about nook. So far there is no sharing agreement. Maybe it will happen someday.