The Nook Simple Touch Glowlight eReader launches in the UK, set to compete with Kindle Paperwhite


It’s been a long awaited launch, but this week Barnes & Noble’s Nook eReader range has finally come to UK shores. Both the Nook Simple Touch and Nook Simple Touch Glowlight with built-in lights are on sale now for £79 and £109, available from John Lewis, Argos, Blackwell’s, Waitrose, Asda and Sainsbury’s.

The brand new UK-orientated Nook site has also launched over at, and reveals that the company’s tablet line will also hit the UK by November. Through the dedicated page you can pre-order a 7-inch Nook HD for £159 or a 9-inch Nook HD+ for £229.

Jamie Iannone, the President of Nook Media, said:

“We’re thrilled to be able to bring our award- winning products and expansive NOOK Store to the UK’s discerning customers.

“The Nook brand was created for people who love literature and reading, which is why the UK was a natural place for us to begin our international expansion. Our extensive content catalog, intuitive shopping and reading experience, and breakthrough discovery tools like Nook Channels are a perfect fit for UK digital book readers.”

The Nook readers will face stiff competition in the UK at the moment, with Cybook and Amazon both offering back-lit eReaders, as well as new cheaper tablets being launched from the big contenders Google, Amazon and Apple.

Related: REVIEW: Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (Wi-Fi and 3G)

[Via Tech Digest]

Becca Caddy