John Lewis has been named as the first retailer to sell Barnes & Noble’s Nook e-reader in the UK.
B&N said the retailer, with 37 stores in the UK, will sell B&N’s e-ink nook devices, the Nook Simple Touch and the Simple Touch with Glowlight, in its stores and on its website. A date was not given for when the devices would go on sale in John Lewis, apart from in “autumn”.
B&N announced last Monday (20th August) it would begin to sell Nook devices in the UK through www.nook.co.uk from mid-October.
Last week, The Bookseller reported that John Lewis was one of the retailers most likely to partner with B&N, along with Foyles, Carphone Warehouse and Tesco. Analysts predicted this autumn could mark a digital step change for the industry.
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