US bookseller Barnes & Noble is bringing its NOOK digital book readers and online bookstore to the UK. Starting in October, UK residents will be able to pick up a NOOK Simple Touch or NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight online or at partnering retailers.
The online NOOK store will also offer more than 2.5 million titles including eBooks, newspapers, magazines, and comic books.
B&N’s UK NOOK offerings will kick off in mid-October. The press releases says the NOOK Simple Touch readers with E Ink displays will be the first to launch in the UK — but it the NOOK UK website shows pictures of the NOOK Tablet and NOOK apps for mobile devices, suggesting that they may not be the last.
This is the first time B&N will be offering NOOK products outside the US.