Barnes & Noble Introduces New NOOK®: Our Best Ever eReader

NOOK GlowLight Plus
is Beautifully Designed, Lightweight and Ready for Reading in Low Light
or Bright Sun

First Waterproof and Dustproof NOOK for Worry-Free Reading Anywhere

Now Available in Barnes & Noble Stores and Online at for
Just $129.99 with Free Lifetime In-Store Support

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), the nation’s largest retail
bookseller and the leading retailer of content, digital media and
educational products, today announced the new NOOK GlowLight Plus, the
Company’s first waterproof and dustproof1 device for
worry-free reading anywhere – including the bath and the beach. The
beautifully designed and lightweight brand new eReader offers an
immersive and enjoyable reading experience in low light and bright sun
thanks to our most advanced E Ink® display and a built-in
ambient light. Starting today, NOOK GlowLight Plus is available in
Barnes & Noble stores nationwide and online at,
ad-free, for just $129.99 with free lifetime in-store support.

“We’re excited to introduce the best ever NOOK eReader to readers across
the country, particularly those who have requested a great purpose-built
reading device that is both durable and portable,” said Fred Argir,
Chief Digital Officer at Barnes & Noble. “The first waterproof and
dustproof NOOK is ready to take anywhere, offering an immersive reading
experience that can be enjoyed in bed and bright sun given our most
advanced display with built-in light. We invite customers to visit their
local Barnes & Noble store to learn more about this beautifully
designed, lightweight device that makes a perfect gift for themselves or
anyone who loves to read.”

First Waterproof, Dustproof NOOK Is Also Sleek and Elegant

NOOK GlowLight Plus has an advanced design that allows it to withstand
water and dust, so customers can read at the beach, in the bathtub or
alongside the pool without worry. The company designed the first-ever
waterproof and dustproof NOOK for customers who requested a durable,
portable design for their reading device.

Its sleek build, seamless construction and aluminum body make NOOK
GlowLight Plus as beautiful as it is durable for an elegant and
enjoyable reading experience. With a stylish, textured white border and
a bronze-colored aluminum back, NOOK GlowLight Plus has a premium look
and feel at an affordable price. Customers can effortlessly carry
thousands of books in a lightweight device, featuring NOOK’s slimmest
design ever. Weighing just 6.9 ounces, it is perfectly portable in any
purse, bag or jacket pocket for reading on the go.

Advanced Display for Easy Reading in Low Light and Bright Sun

NOOK GlowLight Plus offers an intuitive, paper-like reading experience
in any light that avid readers will appreciate. Its high-resolution,
most-advanced E Ink display makes words pop off the screen for easy
reading. The display features 300 dpi, enhanced contrast and twice as
many pixels as NOOK GlowLight. The glare-free screen and
adjustable ambient lighting enables readers to enjoy an evenly dispersed
light so they can dig into their favorite book in dim light or total

Joyful, Hassle-Free eReading Experience

The ultimate eReading experience, readers can enjoy NOOK GlowLight Plus
for up to six weeks on a single charge2. NOOK has always
focused on providing readers with optimized fonts, and NOOK GlowLight
Plus features a selection of hand-crafted and fine-tuned fonts that are
optimized to be clear and sharp for greater eye comfort when immersed in
a great read. Navigating the device and discovering new content has
never been easier with a refined, more visually appealing and intuitive
home page and user experience. Designed specifically for avid readers,
the purpose-built device empowers readers to escape into their next
reading adventure free from distractions from the Web, email or social

The popular NOOK Profiles feature, previously available on
the company’s tablets, comes to a NOOK eReader for the first time. NOOK
Profiles transforms NOOK GlowLight Plus into any family member’s own
eReader, where they can access personalized content and recommendations
with a quick tap of the screen. Parents will appreciate the ease of
setting up profiles for their children with relevant kid-friendly NOOK
content for their kids to build a love of chapter books. Setup is
intuitive, simple and seamless, and previously created NOOK Profiles
will automatically transfer to new devices.

Amazing Content Selection

NOOK customers can shop the expansive NOOK Store®, which
offers millions of books and periodicals that are accessible in an
instant using built-in Wi-Fi. Customers can discover great reads and new
authors tailored to their personal interests with recommendations from
Barnes & Noble’s expert booksellers.

NOOK GlowLight Plus is also the first Barnes & Noble eReader to include
B&N Readouts, a newly announced feature that brings the
company’s popular bookstore browsing and content discovery to the NOOK
digital experience. B&N Readouts leverages Barnes & Noble’s vast content
catalog and deep bookseller knowledge to deliver a daily selection of
addictive and compelling quick reads that can be enjoyed anytime and
anywhere on the NOOK GlowLight Plus, along with NOOK by Samsung devices,
through Free NOOK Reading Apps for Androidand
iOS® devices, and
The free one- to five-minute book excerpts and full articles from
current issues of popular periodicals are tailored to customers’
favorite genres and subjects and optimized for sharing.

In-Store Support and Other Benefits

Customers can visit any of Barnes & Noble’s nearly 650 stores across the
country for help with setting up their NOOK device, organizing their
library or figuring out what to read next with personalized
recommendations from Barnes & Noble’s knowledgeable booksellers. In
stores, customers can connect to the free Wi-Fi to read NOOK Books®
for free for up to one hour a day with the Read In Store® feature and to
shop digitally while exploring the aisles. In Barnes & Noble stores,
customers can also take advantage of a full calendar of popular NOOK
events, including NOOK Night workshops, family Storytimes, book
discussion groups and author signings.

A Great Value, Available Now

The new NOOK GlowLight Plus is available only at Barnes & Noble stores
and online at
beginning today for the incredible value of just $129.99, with an
additional 10 percent discount for Barnes & Noble Members. Customers can
also find a range of accessories to personalize the NOOK GlowLight Plus
including new, beautifully designed covers and sleeves.

NOOK GlowLight Plus is water- and dustproof1, ad-free at no
additional cost and comes with free lifetime in-store support3.
The new NOOK is a purpose-built reading device that’s perfect for
everyone from the casual to the most voracious reader including current
NOOK customers who want to upgrade to Barnes & Noble’s ultimate eReader
as well as those who’ve yet to experience reading digitally.

Free Content and NOOK Store Credit with Purchase

Barnes & Noble offers all customers who purchase a new NOOK GlowLight
Plus to choose complimentary NOOK content including: three books from a
selection of 20 great titles featuring favorites such as The
Gravedigger’s Daughter
by Joyce Carol Oates, Think Big, Act Bigger
by Jeffrey Hayzlett and On A Night Like This by Barbara Freethy,
and three magazines from a selection of more than 25 popular
publications such as Cosmopolitan, Esquire and Food
Network Magazine
. Customers will also receive a $5 credit to help
them get started as they explore the expansive NOOK Store through this
promotion that runs through the end of the year.

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) is a Fortune 500 company, the nation’s
largest retail bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital
media and educational products. The Company operates 647 Barnes & Noble
bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, (
The Nook Digital business offers a lineup of popular NOOK®
tablets and eReaders and an expansive collection of digital reading and
entertainment content through the NOOK Store®. The NOOK Store
features more than 4 million digital books in the US (
and UK (,
plus periodicals, comics, apps, movies and TV shows, and offers the
ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through
Free NOOK Reading Apps available for Android, iOS®
and Windows®.

General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained by visiting
the Company’s corporate website at

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1IP67 certified. Waterproof in fresh water for up to 30
minutes at a maximum depth of 1 meter (3.28 feet). Avoid immersion in
saltwater or other liquids. USB port must be completely dry before use.

2Based on 30 minutes of reading per day and 1 page refresh
per minute, with GlowLight at 30% brightness and wireless off. Battery
life tests conducted using specific units; actual results may vary based
on device settings, usage, and many other factors.

3Lifetime in-store support provides assistance for setup,
connectivity, and basic troubleshooting at Barnes & Noble bookstores.


Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Mary Ellen Keating, 212-633-3323
Vice President, Corporate Communications
McNamara, 212-633-3379
Director, Corporate Communications