Last week the US eBook giant revealed it would be bringing the nook and nook GlowLight – an e-ink reader with a lit screen – to the UK later this year via a new nook.co.uk website.
The company has since announced the devices are to be sold in 37 John Lewis stores and online at JohnLewis.com.
Today the B&N said it had also secured deals with Argos, academic bookseller Blackwell’s and Foyles which will offer the nook at its six London and Bristol stores and via its website.
“We’re excited to work with Argos, Blackwell’s and Foyles to introduce our popular NOOK reading experience to an even broader audience in the United Kingdom,” said Jamie Iannone, President of Digital Products at Barnes & Noble.
“Argos built its brand on choice and convenience, and with 90 percent of the population living within 10 miles of an Argos store, this literally brings the NOOK experience close to home for millions of UK consumers. Blackwell’s has built a reputation on its wide selection of titles and extremely knowledgeable staff, much like Barnes & Noble, and we’re delighted to continue in our dedication to the education space.
“As London’s largest independent bookshop chain, Foyles is a trusted name in books and literature in the UK, so we’re pleased to work together to bring NOOK and our expansive digital catalog to people passionate about books and reading.”
As with the John Lew deal, B&N’s tie-up with Argos puts the nook alongside the Kobo range and Amazon’s Kindle.