Barnes & Noble In The News…

Read the latest news about Barnes & Noble, NOOK, and all things reading! Whether you’re a book lover or a writer, stay up to date with the nation’s largest book store.


May 2024


Good E Reader, “What B&N Nook e-readers still receive new updates?”

Barnes and Noble recently announced that several Nook e-readers and tablets have reached the end of life and will no longer be able to connect to the bookstore to buy digital content. Read More.


Shelf Awareness, “B&N’s May Book Club Pick: Real Americans”

Barnes & Noble has chosen Real Americans by Rachel Khong (Knopf) as its May national book club pick. Read More.


Publishers Weekly, “At PubU 2024, IBPA Members Consider Distribution and B&N”

… Barnes & Noble category manager of children’s books Scott Berkowitz talked about how indie publishers might crack the trade retail market, with prompts from the Collective Book Studio’s publisher and founder, Angela Engel. Read More.


April 2024


Android Police, “These are my favorite places to buy digital comic books for my tablets and e-readers”

… In the world of online bookselling, Barnes & Noble and Kobo are runners-up to the behemoth that is Amazon, but each has a respectable selection of comics and manga. The edge between the two goes to B&N because of the slightly lower prices (Boys Omnibus Vol. 1 $18 vs. $24), better selection, and the fact that Kobo doesn’t disclose its file sizes. Read More.


The Wall Street Journal, “Science of Success: How Barnes & Noble Is Redesigning the Bookstore Chain”

On this week’s Science of Success, WSJ columnist Ben Cohen speaks to Barnes & Noble CEO James Daunt about the look, feel and idea behind Barnes & Noble’s new indie design. Read More.


March 2024


Good E Reader, “Barnes and Noble Nook Readouts is discontinued”

Barnes and Noble have just discontinued Nook Readouts, the popular Nook service with blog posts, ebook excerpts, and serial reads. Read More.


Shelf Awareness, “B&N’s March Book Club Pick: After Annie”

Barnes & Noble has chosen After Annie by Anna Quindlen (Random House) as its March national book club selection. In a live virtual event on Tuesday, April 2, at 3 p.m. Eastern, Quindlen will be in conversation with Lexie Smyth, category manager for fiction at B&N, and Jenna Seery, associate producer of Poured Over, the B&N Podcast. Read More

February 2024


Yahoo!, “Gen Z is bringing back reading”

… You know who loves these trends? Booksellers. “There’s been all of this innovation and change, but it has reinforced reading and reinforced reading real books,” said James Daunt, who oversees Barnes & Noble and British bookseller Waterstones. Read More.


Lilliputing, “The new $150 NOOK 9″ Tablet is Lenovo Tab M9 with B&N NOOK branding”

Barnes & Noble stopped making its own Android tablets years ago, and has instead been partnering with third-party tablet makers like Samsung and Lenovo. So it’s unsurprising that the company’s newest tablet is the NOOK 9″ Lenovo Tablet, or that it looks pretty familiar. Read More.


Good E Reader, “Barnes and Noble Nook Tablet 9 by Lenovo available for pre-order”

Barnes and Noble announced their first new tablet in a couple of years. The Nook Tablet 9 by Lenovo is available as a pre-order for $149.99 from the Good e-Reader Store and is due to come out in May. Read More.


Trend Hunter, “The NOOK 9-Inch Lenovo Tablet is Available at Barnes & Noble”

The NOOK 9-Inch Lenovo Tablet is making its away to Barnes & Noble as the brand’s latest hardware option that’s ready to support avid readers with an array of functions. Read More.


Techno Blender, “The 5 Best Kindle Alternatives in 2024”

Barnes & Noble Nook Glowlight 4e – Best Kindle alternative for reading ebooks … Read More.


January 2024


Good E Reader, “Why is everyone recommending e-readers for 2024?”

If you search Google or Google News for e-readers, there is an avalanche of posts, recommending the best e-readers of 2024 … Amazon is going to be releasing new Kindles this year, Kobo has two new devices planned, and Barnes and Noble is working on a new product. Read More


Shelf Awareness, “B&N’s January Book Club Pick: Mercury”

Barnes & Noble has chosen Mercury by Amy Jo Burns (Celadon Books) as its January national book club selection. In a live virtual event on Tuesday, February 3, at 3 p.m. Eastern, Burns will be in conversation with Lexie Smyth, category manager for fiction at B&N, and Miwa Messer, executive producer of B&N’s Poured Over podcast. Read More


Publishers Weekly, “Book Club Picks for January 2024”

Barnes & Noble Book Club – The book: Mercury by Amy Jo Burns

Our reviewer says: “An aimless young woman joins a family of roofers in 1990 Pennsylvania in Burns’s appealing if florid sophomore novel…. Burns delivers a satisfying portrait of life on the margins.” Read More

December 2023


CNBC, “Barnes & Noble CEO James Daunt: Physical products have returned”

James Daunt, CEO of Barnes & Noble, joins ‘The Exchange’ to discuss the state of the consumer, e-readers vs. physical books, and more. (TV clip) Read More.


Good E Reader, “Barnes and Noble NOOK GlowLight 4e on sale for 25% off”

Barnes and Noble, the largest bookseller in the United States, is having a rare NOOK sale. Read More.


Lit Hub, “The Biggest Literary Stories of the Year: 30 to 11”

James Daunt puts the books back into Barnes & Noble, and it’s working. Read More


Yahoo! Entertainment, “Taylor Swift: Inside the madness to purchase her Time Person of the Year covers”

… Krifka Steffey, director of Newsstand, tells Yahoo Entertainment she’s expecting to sell “over 50,000” copies of Swift’s Time covers “in a matter of days” across all locations. That shouldn’t come as a surprise, given that Barnes & Noble shoppers “cannot get enough of the titles she’s featured in,” says Steffey… Read More


Cambridge Day, “The Berry Pickers’ is a late-blooming debut telling an indigenous story of family and hope”

Amanda Peters perhaps perfectly signifies the writers’ adage “It’s never too late to make your big break.” “The Berry Pickers,” her debut novel at the age of 46, has been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal of Honour for fiction and has won the Barnes & Noble Discovery Prize for most exceptional debut novels, among others. Read More


November 2023


Kirkus Reviews, “Winner of B&N Discover Prize Is Revealed “

Amanda Peters’ The Berry Pickers is the winner of Barnes & Noble’s 2023 Discover Prize, given annually to a debut novel, the bookseller announced in a news release. Read More


Time, “How Rebecca Yarros’ Novels Became a Romantasy Booktok Phenomenon”

Off the internet, the excitement for Iron Flame was also evident in the more than 200 Barnes & Noble stores across the country that held midnight release parties for the book, including one in New York City, which Yarros attended. Read More



Publishers Weekly, “B&N Book of the Year Finalists”

Barnes & Noble has announced the 12 finalists for its annual Book of the Year award. Read More


Publishers Weekly, “B&N Names ‘The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store’ Book of the Year”

Barnes & Noble has selected The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store by James McBride as its 2023 Book of the Year. The honor is voted on by B&N booksellers. B&N has also named an inaugural Author of the Year: David Grann, for The Wager. Read More


Good E Reader, “Barnes and Noble Nook Glowlight 4 with Pearl Pink back in stock”

Barnes and Noble released the NOOK Glowlight 4 in a limited edition Pearl Pink in 2022, and within a few months, they were all sold out. There is good news for people who want this e-reader. Read More 


Good E Reader, “Barnes & Noble Announces Their Book And Author Of the Year”

Barnes &Noble has finally announced their book of the year title. This year, it’s The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store by James McBride. Read More


October 2023


The New York Times, “Barnes & Noble Sets Itself Free”

As the bookstore chain mounts a comeback, it’s breaking a cardinal rule of corporate branding and store design: consistency. Read More


September 2023


Good E Reader, “Barnes and Noble NOOK Glowlight 4 Plus is now shipping”

The pre-order period is over and customers can order the brand new Barnes and Noble NOOK Glowlight 4 Plus today and get it shipped out right away. Read More


How To Geek, “Nook GlowLight 4 Plus eReader Arrives with an Old-School Vibe”

Available today for $200, the Nook GlowLight 4 Plus eReader combines modern features with big bezels and physical buttons. Read More



Wired,  “How to Get Free Ebooks on ‘Stuff Your E-Reader’ Day”

Romance readers rejoice! From today through Friday, September 22, Stuff Your E-Reader Day lets you nab thousands of free romance ebooks for download … You might have heard of it as Stuff Your Kindle Day, but it’s not limited to Amazon’s ebook reader. Free books are available from Amazon, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble. Read More


Publishers Weekly, “2023 B&N Discover Prize Finalists”

Barnes & Noble has announced its Discover Prize finalists, honoring the “six most exceptional debut novels” published in 2023 in a contest judged by B&N booksellers. Read More



August 2023


The Wall Street Journal, “That Cool New Bookstore? It’s a Barnes & Noble.”

Barnes & Noble was once the enemy of independent bookstores. Now it’s trying to be more like them. And no place better explains the improbable reinvention of the biggest American bookstore chain than the Barnes & Noble on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Read More


Retail Wire, “The New Barnes & Noble Is Your Hipster Next Door”

According to NPR, “The book chain is planning to open some 30 new stores this year. Many are returning the retailer to areas it previously abandoned. In a few, Barnes & Noble is even taking over former Amazon bookshops.” Read More


Android Police, “Best Nook GlowLight 4/4e cases in 2023”

while it’s true that the Amazon Kindle is often the first choice for those getting into the big, (but not necessarily bad) world of e-book readers, a sizable number of users also buck the trend to choose alternatives like the Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight 4 and its less expensive sibling the GlowLight 4e. Read More


July 2023


Fox News, “How Barnes & Noble launched a corporate comeback: CEO James Daunt”

Barnes & Noble CEO James Daunt shares how the bookseller is defying the digital age on ‘One Nation.’ (TV Interview)


Good E Reader, “New Barnes and Noble Nook Glowlight 4 Plus Revealed”

Barnes and Noble have just announced the new Nook Glowlight 4 Plus! (YouTube)


Notebook Check, “NOOK GlowLight 4 Plus now available for pre-order”

While the E-Reader world has long been dominated by Amazon’s Kindle, Barnes & Noble has captured some of the market with its NOOK line of E-Readers. The latest iteration of the NOOK is now available for pre-order directly from Barnes & Noble. Read More


Good E Reader, “7.8” Nook with AUDIO | Nook Glowlight 4 Plus 2023 Unboxing”

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Good E Reader, “First look at the new Barnes and Noble Nook Glowlight 4 Plus e-reader”

Barnes and Noble are currently taking pre-orders for the brand new Nook Glowlight 4 Plus. It ships out in the first week of September for $199.99. This is the first device the bookseller has ever released, including a 3.5mm headphone jack used to listen to audiobooks. Read More


Daily Dot, “The rise of Barbenheimer, the cinematic-social media crossover of the year”

And, in one case of the meme coming to life, a TikTok posted by a Barnes & Noble located in Olympia, Washington, showed off a decked-out shelf display that includes a mashup movie poster.. Read More

June 2023


Android Police, “Kindle Paperwhite (2022) vs. NOOK GlowLight 4: Which e-reader is better for you?”

Find out which top e-reader fits you best, Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite or the Nook GlowLight 4.. Read More


The Times, “Waterstones and Barnes & Noble sales surge after chief James Daunt brings in new strategy”

When he is reading, James Daunt is a man in a hurry. At any given time, the boss of Waterstones has a non- fiction title and a few novels on the go. Read More


Good E Reader, “Good e-Reader is now a distributor for Barnes and Noble Nook”

Good e-Reader is proud to announce that they have become an official distributor for the Barnes and Noble Nook line of e-readers and tablets. These products are available at the same price as Barnes and Noble charges on their website and in over 600 retail locations in the United States. Read More


Tablet News, “Barnes & Noble Launches NOOK GlowLight 4 Plus: 7.8 inch E Ink e-reader”

The Barnes & Noble NOOK GlowLight 4 Plus e-reader has been unveiled, as it has appeared on the brand’s official retail platform. We know all of the e-reader’s specs and you can learn them below. Read More


Gizmochina, “Barnes & Noble showcases the NOOK GlowLight 4 Plus e-reader with a 7.8-inch E Ink screen”

The Barnes & Noble NOOK GlowLight 4 Plus e-reader has appeared on the brand’s official retail platform. Although B&N is yet to formally unveil the e-reader, its key specs are no longer secret. Read More


Good E Reader, “Will people read ebooks on the Apple Vision Pro?”

Apple announced the Vision Pro VR headset last week, and everyone is talking about playing games and using productivity apps, but nobody is talking about reading or audiobooks. Read More


The Hamilton Spectator, “Rise of the Indies: As big bookstores like Indigo struggle, independents are flourishing. Here’s why”

…Now, the chain is undergoing its largest expansion in more than a decade. The reason for the revival? James Daunt, who launched his first independent bookstore in London in 1990, was appointed CEO in 2019 and has borrowed from the indie playbook… Read More


May 2023


Publisher’s Weekly, “Daunt will discuss how the company’s initiatives and plans for the future will impact the publishing industry during a midday address on Tuesday, May 23.”

Daunt will discuss how the company’s initiatives and plans for the future will impact the publishing industry during a midday address on Tuesday, May 23. Read More


April 2023

This Is Money, “Waterstones chief James Daunt: Covid was brilliant for us – it made people pick up books again”

… Had Barnes & Noble made any of the same mistakes he found at Waterstones eight years earlier? Read More


The Guardian, “Amazon doesn’t care about books’: how Barnes & Noble bounced back”

Walking into the big Barnes & Noble store in New York’s Union Square a few years ago, a book lover might have been surprised by what they found: an absence of books. Read More


Publishers Weekly,Barnes & Noble Revamps Loyalty Program with Premium Membership”

….“The addition of a free loyalty program has been enthusiastically received in the trial phase of its launch,” said Shannon DeVito, senior director of Books for B&N…” Read More


Good E-Reader, Barnes and Noble will release a Nook Glowlight Plus 2023 model soon”

Barnes and Noble are gearing up to launch a new version of their premium e-reader, the Nook Glowlight Plus 2023 edition. Read More


March 2023

Axios, “How Barnes & Noble CEO rescued the bookstore chain”

The trick to being a big-box bookseller is to not be a big-box bookseller. So says Barnes & Noble CEO James Daunt, who’s been credited with engineering a turnaround for the bookstore chain, in an interview with Axios. Read More


NPR, “How Barnes & Noble turned a page, expanding for the first time in years”

The ghost of Barnes & Noble past meets the spirit of Barnes & Noble future in a single shopping center in a suburb of Baltimore. Radio Clip – Shannon DeVito, Janine Flanigan. Read More


Business Insider, “Independent bookstores once considered Barnes & Noble the enemy, but its CEO loves small bookstores so much, he owns 9 of his own” 

In the 1998 film “You’ve Got Mail,” independent bookstore owner Kathleen Kelly, played by Meg Ryan, describes Fox Books, a clear stand-in for Barnes & Noble, as “theme-park, multi-level, homogenize-the-world Mochaccinoland.” Read More


NRF, “Barnes & Noble’s CEO is a book lover’s bookseller”

A funny thing happened on the way to Barnes & Noble’s long-predicted disappearance from the retail scene. It never happened. Read More


The Hustle, “Books are burning — in the good way”

Throughout the 2010s, most stories about the chain included the word “embattled” as Amazon picked off business. Now, B&N expects to open ~30 new stores this year.. Read More


February 2023

Los Angeles Times, “Barnes & Noble saved itself by putting books first. Imagine that”

It wasn’t long ago that Barnes & Noble seemed to be on the glide path to extinction. Read More


Lit Hub, “BookTok is Good, Actually: On the Undersung Joys of a Vast and Multifarious Platform” 

…We’re on the fourth floor of the Union Square Barnes & Noble in Manhattan for their first-ever BookTok Festival. Tickets to the event sold out in two days. Read More


Self-Publishing Advice, “Self-publishing News: Wider Library Distribution From Draft2Digital”

What I found particularly interesting was that audiobook subscription had helped grow the company’s number. New Nook devices also seem to have played a part. So while Barnes and Noble are back in the news, maybe the decade old reporting of the imminent death of the Nook is not! Read More


The Wrap, Barnes & Noble to Launch New Membership Programs, Including Free Offering With a Catch”

Barnes & Noble added a free option to its membership offerings in the hope of better tracking how its customers shop and spend. Read More


Business Insider, “The Barnes & Noble CEO says sales are rising because he trusts his booksellers to ‘create good bookshops’ and run each store the way they want to”

…“Much has changed in that time, but the core of good bookselling remains — well curated shops staffed by booksellers who are passionate about what they do,” says James Daunt, the chain’s CEO, in a statement. Read More


Fast Company, “Barnes & Noble is stealing the indie shop playbook, and it’s working”

If you’re strolling down the Marylebone High Street in London, you’ll stumble across a popular bookstore called Daunt Books. Read More


January 2023

Forbes, How An Englishman In New York Turned The Page On Barnes & Noble”

For our plot we have a traditional retailer threatened by a huge, new-fangled corporate (that will be Amazon) and a mysterious stranger, not from around here (that will be former banker James Daunt), riding in to save the day (thanks to hedge fund Elliott Advisors). Read More


Fast Company, How Barnes & Noble transformed its brand from corporate bully to lovable neighborhood bookstore”

…“We’ve now got both the profitability and the confidence to start opening up stores again,” CEO James Daunt told The Wall Street Journal. And it’s hard to deny that the brand is enjoying its most flattering moment in the spotlight in ages. Read More


Civic Science, “Brand to Watch: Barnes & Noble”

Barnes & Noble’s reputation and success have seen change in the last couple of years, from being frowned upon for seemingly ruthless competition with independent bookstores to being an invaluable gear of publishing mechanics. Read More


The Mirror, “Barnes & Noble making big comeback with 30 stores to open in ‘big-box revival’ as ‘retail apocalypse’ hits other brands”

Barnes & Noble seems to be making a revival at a time when other large chains have announced a raft of store closures. Read More



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