Barnes & Noble has announced more partnerships this morning with Argos, Blackwell’s and Foyles, all of whom will offer the award winning NOOK products.
Beginning in October, NOOK reading devices will be available in Argos, Blackwell’s and Foyles both in store an online. Don’t forget John Lewis too (as previously announced).
Jamie Iannone, President of Digital Products at Barnes & Noble said:
“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, 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.”
Just in time for the holiday season NOOK ereading devices including the NOOK Simple Touch, and Simple Touch with GlowLight will be available at NOOK online, Argos, John Lewis, Blackwell’s and Foyles.
Argos Trading Director Andy Hannan shared this thoughts on the Barnes & Noble partnership:
“As a leading retailer of technology products in the UK, our team of experts are always focused on the best new products, so we are delighted to partner with Barnes & Noble on the launch of NOOK. From October, our customers will be able to buy NOOK online and in-store and we are sure it will be one of the must-have gadgets this Christmas.”
Todays announcement is sure to reinforce Barnes & Noble’s commitment to the UK with these new partnerships expanding the NOOK offering to nearly 800 UK retail outlets.
Pricing and availability details are expected shortly.
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