The NOOK is Barnes & Noble’s version of an e-reader, and it can be used to read NOOK books. The NOOK’s name was influenced by reading nooks, although many company executives were against this name at first. Most people are familiar with this ereader, which is based on the android platform and comes in a variety of different options, meaning that there’s a version that can fit within almost anyone’s budget. While it’s not quite as popular as the Kindle brand of ereaders, there are a couple cool features that set this device apart.
One of our favorite features is that Barnes and Noble allows NOOK owners to read the complete contents of any book for free while in stores for one hour per day. If you enjoy spending time in your local Barnes and Noble while enjoying a coffee, this feature can be great to read NOOK books for free (if you can handle putting in down after an hour) or for making sure you’re into a book before you buy it and bring it home. We also love that NOOKs have a physical button for turning pages.
Where to Get Free NOOK Books
Many readers fear getting a NOOK because they worry it won’t have as many ebook options to read, since its competitor is Amazon. However, with thousands of titles for free and over a million titles under 4.99, you’ll have plenty of reading material to keep you busy. If you happen to be looking for a title that isn’t in their bookstore, since many authors nowadays are joining Kindle Unlimited, which only allows them to distribute their books on Amazon, you can still download the Kindle app and access these books on the newer NOOK. But keep in mind that you do have to pay a monthly subscription fee to access Kindle Unlimited books for “free” (you can still buy them at full cost, though, without being subscribed to Kindle Unlimited), and many avid readers find that the truly free ebooks offered on these sites are often poorly written.
So if you’re looking for high-quality, free ebooks to download on your NOOK, we recommend using a service like Book Cave. Book Cave partners directly with authors to feature free ebooks for a limited time. In order for books to be featured, the book must have good reviews on retailers and it is examined by the team for quality and content. This ensures that the books we send to you are worth your time. Some ebooks we offer are only available for a day or two, while others are available for a couple weeks. Because of how quickly these book promotions change, we recommend joining our daily newsletter so you can stay on top of all the latest book deals.
Other great options for getting free NOOK books are ebook lending libraries, directly from authors, and sites specializing in public domain ebooks like Project Gutenberg, although many of these free public domain ebooks can already be found in the Barnes and Noble app.