Barnes & Noble Introduces New NOOK® Just in Time for Summer

Press Release

New NOOK GlowLight Plus® eReader has Larger Screen to Make Reading Easier, and Waterproof Design for Worry-Free Summer Reading Anywhere

New York, NY – May 23, 2019 – Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest retail bookseller, today announced the new NOOK® GlowLight Plus®, with the Company’s largest E-InkTM screen to date. The waterproof NOOK GlowLight Plus has a 7.8” screen that is perfect for reading at home or on the go, 8 GB of storage space for thousands of books, and the warmth of Barnes & Noble’s “glowlight” technology for easy reading day or night. The Glowlight Plus eReader is exclusively available in stores only starting Monday, May 27, and online starting Wednesday, May 29, for just $199.99, with 10% off for Barnes & Noble Members.

“We are thrilled to bring the new NOOK GlowLight Plus to customers with our largest high-resolution E-Ink screen yet,” said Bill Wood, EVP; President, Digital at Barnes & Noble.  “The waterproof, upgraded design makes reading easy, wherever you are. This new NOOK is in stores just in time for summer reading, Father’s Day, or for any book-lover that wants to experience the latest in digital reading.”

The NOOK GlowLight Plus is designed with a soft-touch finish that is easy to hold for long periods of time and page-turning buttons on both sides of the device for right or left-handed use. Barnes & Noble’s eReader lighting technology has adjustable settings for a cool white color during the day and a warmer tone at night, perfect for bedtime reading.

The NOOK GlowLight Plus’s 8 GB of storage will let readers build an extensive digital library, and a long-lasting battery will keep the eReader working for weeks on a single charge. NOOK users have a vast library of eBooks at their fingertips, including more than one million books under $4.99, with titles for viewing and purchasing on

The new E-Ink device joins Barnes & Noble’s lineup of eReaders and tablets, all of which are complemented by the top-rated NOOK mobile app for iPhone and Android. Customers will find the new NOOK in stores on Monday, May 27, and available for purchase online starting Wednesday, May 29.

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Shannon DeVito

Senior Director, Book Strategy & Customer Experience

Barnes & Noble, Inc.

About Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is the world’s largest retail bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products.  The Company operates 627 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 digital books, periodicals and comics, 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®.

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