NOOK GlowLight

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Our Best eReader Yet

  • Our highest resolution E Ink® display with 60% more pixels
  • Our latest GlowLight® illuminates the page more evenly
  • Carry up to 2,000 books anywhere on the lightest NOOK ever
  • Handpicked fonts specially optimized for easy reading
  • Amazingly long battery life – Lasts up to 8 weeks¹
  • Shopping is simple with easy access to recommendations & top lists
  • Over 3 million books – get them in seconds with built-in Wi-Fi®
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  • "Best NOOK yet"

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  • Readers Love NOOK GlowLight
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  • "Excellent"
    CNET (11/6/2013)
  • "Light as a feather"
    ZDNET
  • "Nook GlowLight really shines"
    TechCrunch

Features & Content

Best Reading

Our Best Reading Experience Yet

Enjoy crisper text with 60% more pixels on our most advanced eReader. With a no-glare screen and higher resolution, reading indoors and out is easier than ever.
Glow

All-New GlowLight

NOOK's latest GlowLight® is easy to adjust and provides a more evenly dispersed light for a perfect reading experience in dim light or total darkness.
Carry

Carry All Your Books With You

NOOK GlowLight holds up to 2,000 books, so you'll never be without a great read. Need something new? Shop right from your NOOK and download books in seconds with built-in Wi-Fi.
Lightest

Our Lightest, Most Comfortable eReader

NOOK GlowLight is ultra-slim and 18% lighter than NOOK Simple Touch®. Featuring a soft-touch trim and rounded corners, it fits easily into the natural curve of your hand.
Massive Selection

Massive Selection

Choose from over 3 million books – including a million FREE titles – as well as magazines, and newspapers. Get instant access to popular lists and personalized recommendations from Barnes & Noble experts.
Custom Font

Customized Fonts for Easy Reading

Six stunning fonts optimized exclusively for NOOK combine the art of monotype with the latest technology, ensuring each character is fine-tuned to be as sharp as on the printed page.
Amazing & Durable

New Display - Now More Durable

With a new top layer material and lamination process, NOOK GlowLight's display stands up to keys, pens, and anything else you might carry with you.
Battery

Amazingly Long Battery Life

You can read for up to 8 weeks on a single charge¹, making it easy to take your NOOK everywhere. It's perfect for travelling – and you don't even have to pack your charger.
Borrow

Borrow and Share Books for FREE

With NOOK GlowLight you can borrow books from your local library for free. Plus, our LendMe® feature makes it easy for you to share your favorite books with other NOOK owners.
Support

In-Store NOOK Support - Always FREE

Visit any Barnes & Noble and receive FREE, in-person support to help you get started, organize your library, or discover your next great read.

Specs

All-New GlowLight

GlowLight
  • Brighter, more evenly dispersed light
  • Turns on and off instantly
  • Adjust brightness with just a touch

    Lightest NOOK Ever

    NOOK GlowLight - Dimensions

    Height: 6.5 inches
    Width: 5.0 inches
    Depth: 0.42 inches
    Weight: 6.2 ounces2

    Extra-long Battery Life

     
    Battery
    • Read for up to 8 weeks on a single charge (with GlowLight on at default brightness or off and wireless off)1
    • Rechargeable battery (installed)
    • Charge via USB from a computer (Charging time: approximately 4 hours from computer)

    Our Highest Resolution E Ink® Display

    Display
    • Resolution: 758 x 1024
    • 6-inch touchscreen with infrared touch technology and E Ink® Pearl Display
    • Built-in, anti-glare screen film for easy reading - even in bright sun
    • Adjustable text sizes and font styles

    Built-in Wi-Fi®

    Built-in Wi-Fi Wireless
    • Download books instantly
    • Wireless connectivity via Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n)
    • FREE Wi-Fi in all Barnes & Noble stores and 30,000 AT&T® hotspots nationwide

    Twice As Much Memory

    NOOK GlowLight - Storage
    • Holds up to 2,000 books (4GB Memory: 2.5GB for content, of which 2GB reserved for B&N content)3

    Connectors

    Connectors
    • Micro-USB connector charges your battery and connects to your computer
     

    Supported File Types

    File Types
    • ePub, PDF
    • Graphic: JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP4

    In the Box

    In The Box
    • NOOK GlowLight
    • Micro-USB Cable
    • Quick Start Guide
    • Rechargeable battery (installed)
    • Built-in anti-glare screen film

    Editorial Reviews

    CNET
    "Excellent" (11/6/2013)
    TechCrunch
    "NOOK GlowLight really shines. It doesn't flash inside books!"
    Engadget
    "Best NOOK yet"
    ZDNET
    "Light as a feather"
    Fast Company
    Sharper Display. Improved Recommendations
    TechShout
    Durable display makes it capable to endure everyday wear and tear.
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    Customer Reviews

    Average Rating 3.5
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    • Anonymous

      Posted November 1, 2013

      I actually bought this Nook and therefore am doing a proper revi

      I actually bought this Nook and therefore am doing a proper review.  I love this new nook, I am so ECSTATIC that they've fixed the screen! I was on my 4th or 5th glow light with that nasty issue of the "tear" in the screen that leaked light with the glow, tho Barnes and Noble was great about replacing them, having to do my shelves over again sucked a ton but still better than Kindle.  The screen is uber responsive, I know some people, who hadn't bought it, complaint about the buttons to turn pages, but I only used them because the screen wouldn't always work, this one is great! You can still tap or swipe.  It's so thin and light! (lighter than Kindle, .06" fatter) It feels like a dream and after adjusting to any menu/operating changes it's very easy to use.  Also, if you're a Baen Books fan, you'll know how you have to buy the files and load them on your Nook and then they sit in the documents and you may even forget they are there.....well Now they appear in your library and you can put them on shelves! Yes it doesn't come with an outlet plug for the charging cable, a lot of devices don't anymore, and it's USB so the old Nook plugs will work, or Apple ones or whatever you have.  I love the trees screensaver, it's a small thing but it makes me smile.  Some of the fronts have changed and I think the words might not get as small, tho the really tiny text might be when the publisher's defaults screw with the custom setting even when they aren't selected.  The glow is brighter and easier to adjust.  IT feels like a dream, it's truly a tactile wonder, the silicone side wrap and the mildly textured front and the silky micro-suede-esque feeling back!! The ONLY thing I don't like is that a case is not available at the same time as the Nook, because I know I for one want to protect all my technological babies right from the get go and HATE when manufacturers don't take that into account with their new gadgets!!!!!  All and all a GREAT GREAT GREAT e-reader, and SO worth upgrading form the previous Nook!

      318 out of 328 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted November 3, 2013

      This is a Fantastic product.  I have bought and used every singl

      This is a Fantastic product.  I have bought and used every single Nook daily since the first generation (talking the readers here...not the tablets) - so I do have a teensy bit of experience with these.  Beyond a shadow of a doubt, this is the best of the bunch.  You really need to go see one in person before you judge.  The improvements aren't apparent if you can't hold it in your hand.  I have the prev generation Simple Touch w/Glowlight in one hand and my new one in the other...the new one is noticeably lighter...the screen is better (more contrast, more clear, more crisp)...it runs faster and smoother...feels better (talking the materials used, etc).  You only Think that your old Glowlight is perfect...until you try this new one.  The change back to white is great...you actually to lose yourself in the page more that with the (old) contrasting black/gray bezel.

      I Went in to B&N to buy my mom the Simple Touch w/Glowlight for her birthday last week...not knowing that this new model had just been released.  After helping her set it up, I went out and bought two more - one for myself and my wife.  It's That good.  As I said, you Really Really need to go to a store and hold it and try it out before judging.

      To all those complaining about lack of an SD card.  Really?  Seriously?  Ok...so, sure it only lets you load 0.5 GB of the 4 GB for your own non-B&B.  You do realize that 0.5 GB is still roughly 800 to 1000 books.  Who on Earth needs 800 books on their device ready to go at one time.  Nobody.  Ever.  I dare you to come up with a logical reason.  "But, I have a separate micro SC card for each genre and..." - Freak...no one cares.  You are an exception to the general public and probably a downer at parties.  IF you're constantly swapping out SD cards on a device that is meant to carry your entire library around, you're doing it wrong.

      As for the "missing" page turn buttons.  Holy cow get over it.  "But, now I can't drink an pretentious and expensive cup of coffee in one hand and turn pages with the other because I refuse to switch hands"  People have been reading real books with one hand and doing things with the other for hundreds of years...way before buttons.  Deal with it.  It it's too much trouble to hold this marvel of technology (you'd get stoned for witchcraft if you had this thing just a few dozen decades ago) in your right hand and move your thumb over 5 centimeters to tap the edge of the screen instead of a button, you're too lazy and don't deserve to own a Nook.  And don't even begin to tell me "but I hold it with my Left hand and now I can't turn pages forward" - I'm left handed and you're stupid.  Is it That hard to lift your right hand to tap or swipe the screen?  How did you ever survive in a pre-ereader world?  "You know, I Would read that book...but I have to move my arm to do it when I reach the end of the page???  Yeah, I'm no sucker...count me out!"  Did you only ready the title page of ever book you've come across and give up?  Lazy.

      Oh...and the new color.  Geez people.  The first Nook was White.  None of you complained.  Nuff said. (oh who am I kidding, I'm sure some of you complained.  Just as I win a bet stating that those of you complaining now Also complained back when they changed it to gray.  You know I'm right and you know who you are.  Same on you.

      I don't even understand how all of these are "reviews" - you haven't even tried it!  All I see is a sea of "Here's my review of the new Nook.  It's different and I don't like it!  They got rid of features that I say are essential but I probably wouldn't miss if I actually sat down to think about it.  What?  Have I actually seen it in person or used one yet?  What does that have to do with anything?"  Go try it.  Freaks  :P

      211 out of 276 people found this review helpful.

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    • Posted October 30, 2013

      The elimination of the side buttons and lack of Micro SD Slot ma

      The elimination of the side buttons and lack of Micro SD Slot make this actually a downgrade in terms of functionality.  The screen may be better, but I chose the nook over the Kindle (I'm on my 3rd Nook) specifically because the buttons are better/more ergonomic for one handed reading and the micro-SD slot for adding books from Project Guenberg, Google, Baen Free Library and other places.

      It's a real shame, because I was looking forward to the new screen.  But I'll be holding on to my current Nook for now, sorry B&N,

      208 out of 312 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted November 1, 2013

      I am so sick of reading reviews from people who don't own the pr

      I am so sick of reading reviews from people who don't own the product! If you don't own it, don't review it!

      116 out of 162 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted October 30, 2013

      I love my Nook GlowLight! I never leave home without it. The s

      I love my Nook GlowLight! I never leave home without it. The size, the fact that I can read in the dark without disturbing anyone, is wonderful. The best feature is that I never have to decide which book to take with me. I can carry my entire library in the palm of my hand. Trying to decide which book to read next....well, that's another issue.

      115 out of 123 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted November 1, 2013

      I intentionally did not buy any Kindle products, period. I have

      I intentionally did not buy any Kindle products, period. I have purchased a Nook Color, two Simple Touch
      readers, which I subsequently gave to grandchildren and replaced them with 2 Simple Touch with Glowlight. HOWEVER, I will not be replacing them with the current version. I want and like the Micro SD slot along with the side navigation buttons. I review and edit books on the part time. The Nook software allows me to make notations right in the manuscripts. The SD slot allows me to easily side load those manuscripts I receive. I do not care how much brighter or how many pixels the new reader has. You have removed functionality and just turned it into another Kindle clone piece of crap.

      100 out of 139 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted October 30, 2013

      Excellent and very light.  Great for reading in bed with the lig

      Excellent and very light.  Great for reading in bed with the lights off.  Holds a ton of books and the display is outstanding.  I never used the dictionary feature (never needed it) so its inclusion is unnecessary.

      83 out of 96 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted October 30, 2013

      It would be prefect except I need expandable memory. It seems th

      It would be prefect except I need expandable memory. It seems there is no real room for anything but Nook Store content and since I like to read fanfiction on my nook. This doesn't do me much good. Bring that back micros SD slot as a feature and I would buy this in a heart beat.

      76 out of 118 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted October 30, 2013

      If you remember that this is a READER, then it works wonderfully

      If you remember that this is a READER, then it works wonderfully.

      71 out of 88 people found this review helpful.

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    • Posted November 4, 2013

      Physically disabled left out. I was sooo looking forward to upg

      Physically disabled left out. I was sooo looking forward to upgrading due to being on my fifth ST Glowlight exchange due to the backlight "hole" issue. But I do not have use of my right arm, so if I am holding the nook in my left hand, I need to either set it down or use my nose to turn the page since there are now no more physical buttons. I also have a lot of pdf manuals I keep on my device which total over 1.5 GB which obviously will not fit in 500mb of space. So I guess I will just keep exchanging my ST Glowlight everytime my screen tears, at least until they run out of stock on them. Soo bummed by this. Good looking out for the disabled B and N.

      66 out of 82 people found this review helpful.

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    • Posted October 30, 2013

      The improved print resolution is great. But the lack of the side

      The improved print resolution is great. But the lack of the side page turn buttons, no slot for a microSD card and the light colored frame doesn't work for me. I'll stick with my more versatile origninal Nook GlowLight for a while longer.

      61 out of 104 people found this review helpful.

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    • Posted November 3, 2013

      I picked this up on Friday and have been using it all weekend. G

      I picked this up on Friday and have been using it all weekend. Granted that is rather a short time to evaluate the e-reader but I thought I'd at least post my initial thoughts. I have had both the Nook SImple Touch and the Simple Touch with Glowlight previous version. I gave the older glowlight to my nephew just a week or two after I got it because the ink seemed so faint on the screen. I didn't have "bleed" issues but I did struggle with having crisp font. I replaced it with a regular NookST and have been using that with a M-Edge case and light. I am primarily a Kindle user and have had all the Kindle iterations except the original. However when BN took over fictionwise I found myself with 700+ books on the nook and it seemed prudent to get a Nook to read them (I detest backlight for reading). 

      This new Glowlight is everything I wanted the original to be. The color doesn't bother me and it doesn't affect my reading. I had a Kindle that was white a couple times - and it didn't bother either. As far as size this is kind of short and chubby but it is comfortable to hold. The touch screen is very responsive - but it did loose a star for the fact it is three "zones" and you can really only page forward with the right side of the screen. Since I read in bed or laying down a lot I prefer to have that functionality available to me from both left and right sides. The page refresh is excellent and barely noticeable. I thought I'd hate not having buttons but, truth be told, my NookST buttons are rather hard to push so I found myself not using them as much anyway. This is of a shape and size that I don't miss the buttons (and that means a lot coming from me because I LOVE buttons and really am not too fond of touch screens in general - call me old school)

      The MicroSD card is not a big deal for me - as I've learned to be lean and keep just a hundred or so side loaded books on my e-readers. It always seems with more book on it that there are slow downs (including on Kindle). I find both the Kindle and Nook interfaces to be fine, although different. I cannot say I prefer one over the other except for a few things and that is I do like the collections ability on the Kindle. I find it helpful. However this one scrolls through my library lickety split so overall that is negligible. Overall I am very satisfied. I read approximately 500 or so books per year - so have no problem spending money on e-readers that make my life much easier. I appreciate both the Kindle and Nook for what they bring to the table and really enjoy them both! 

      60 out of 64 people found this review helpful.

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    • Posted November 3, 2013

      I just don't get it when people say that not having physical but

      I just don't get it when people say that not having physical buttons or an sd slot is a "deal breaker" so they say they're going to get a kindle instead... which has no physical buttons or an sd slot. How does that make any sense?

      58 out of 89 people found this review helpful.

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    • Posted October 30, 2013

      I was really looking forward to this.  It's now better than Kind

      I was really looking forward to this.  It's now better than Kindle Paperwhite, but I was hoping for a larger screen, like the Kobo Aura (but that has its own problems).

      Compared to the previous Glowlight, there's no side buttons, no microSD, and it doesn't come with a power adapter.   Better display (sounds like its more durable, previous one was much too easy to damage).  Not sure why doubling memory from 2GB to 4GB didn't add on an extra 2GB to amount available for content, looks like they grabbed an extra 500MB for the OS.

      57 out of 81 people found this review helpful.

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    • Posted October 30, 2013

      Was so excited about a new upgrade. (Am on my 4th now) Have alwa

      Was so excited about a new upgrade. (Am on my 4th now) Have always loved Nook and would never buy any other brand. Unfortunately, the two things which I require have been taken away: page turning buttons and expandable memory. A MUST have for me. Because of this, I will not be purchasing this one. It's a shame because I LOVE the simple touch. Guess I will stick with my current one.

      49 out of 89 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted November 1, 2013

      Still using the first generation Nook...was ready to upgrade to

      Still using the first generation Nook...was ready to upgrade to a glowlight that doesn't break, but B&N missed the mark by a mile. No memory card AND no page turning buttons? Maybe I'll look at the Kindles now...

      48 out of 84 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted October 30, 2013

      Very excited for all the technical advancements - esp. no more s

      Very excited for all the technical advancements - esp. no more screen blacking out as I'm reading. Disappointed about the lack of expandable memory but I doubt I'll even come close to using all 4gb. I don't think the lack of physical buttons will be that annoying.

      43 out of 49 people found this review helpful.

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    • Posted November 1, 2013

      What were you thinking B & N?? No SD card slot is a deal bre

      What were you thinking B & N?? No SD card slot is a deal breaker. I have been waiting patiently for two years for an upgrade to the Simple Touch e-reader. I almost bought a Kobo Aura, but I still wanted to be able to lend books to my husband. So, here comes what I thought was going to be the perfect answer. How disappointing to find they have taken things away and not given us much in return. No SD card slot is a HUGE problem. Also, the page turn buttons are really handy when you are holding the device in one hand and you want to turn the page without using your other hand.

      36 out of 48 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted October 30, 2013

      Looks like a nice unit, but the lack of side buttons is a deal-b

      Looks like a nice unit, but the lack of side buttons is a deal-breaker for me. I love laying on my side in bed with the previous Nook, and being able to turn pages with the press of my thumb. Removal of the SD is no big deal for me, but removing the side buttons is.

      36 out of 63 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted October 31, 2013

      "Holds up to 2,000 books (4GB Memory: 2.5GB for content, of

      "Holds up to 2,000 books (4GB Memory: 2.5GB for content, of which 2GB reserved for B&N content)3" This means you only have 0,5GB memory for content not purchased via B&N Bookstore...

      32 out of 45 people found this review helpful.

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