The Barnes & Noble NOOK GlowLight 4 Plus is an eReader with a 7.8 inch E Ink display, 32GB of storage, and support for audiobooks thanks to a headphone jack and support for Bluetooth audio.

While B&N hasn’t officially announced the new eBook reader yet, redditor Dapper_Towel1445 spotted a sign in one of the company’s stores providing some details about specs and pricing: it’s “coming soon” for $200. Update: The NOOK GlowLight 4 Plus goes up for pre-order July 7, 2023 and it will be available in September.

According to the sign, the new eReader features a 300 ppi black and white display and a front light with support for adjustable color temperature (on NOOK-branded devices, this is referred to a GlowLight illumination + night mode, since many readers prefer to reduce the level of blue light while reading at night).

The description also shows that the GlowLight 4 Plus will have both a touchscreen display and physical page turn buttons and a waterproof design.

B&N launched the original GlowLight Plus in 2019. That model also has a 7.8 inch, 300 ppi display with GlowLight + night mode, a IPX7 waterproof rating, a headphone jack and support for Bluetooth audio. But at the time the eReader launched, you could only use the audio features for “Barnes & Noble podcasts.

But the new model has four time as much storage space and it sounds like it should have true support for audiobooks. It’s unclear if anything else has been updated, but I’m hoping that B&N would have replaced the micro USB port with a USB-C port on the new model.

If you don’t feel like waiting for the GlowLight 4 Plus though, B&N is selling refurbished 2019 GlowLight Plus units for $150.

via The eBook Reader

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  1. Hmm. A year ago I bought one of those B&N gift cards at a grocery store to order some movies and books. I always did that with online orders, the same with Amazon and never had any issues.
    Well, they refused to process my order because they said they couldn’t “verify my identity”, so my order was locked.
    They wouldn’t refund my money and of course the grocery store said they were non-refundable. Basically I’m out $100 that B&N still owes me. I will never shop with them again, or ever go into one of their stores again. I never had that happen before and there was no reason for them to do that. I mean a gift card that I payed cash for, really?

    If B&N withers away and goes out of business, I wouldn’t shed a tear for them.

    Basically this post is: I couldn’t care less what B&N comes out with any more. 😛