NOOK Simple Touch®

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Features & Content

The Perfect Screen for Reading

Enjoy NOOK's breakthrough E Ink® display for perfect just-like-paper reading - even in bright sun. Our proprietary best-text technology™ makes each word ultra-crisp for a natural and immersive reading experience. Hands down, it's the best way to read.

Longest Battery Life

With the longest battery life, you can read for over 2 months1 on just one charge. That's enough time to start and finish a lot of great stories–or an entire series.
Easiest-to-Use 6 inch Touchscreen

Easy-to-Use 6" Touchscreen

Simply touch, and NOOK takes care of the rest. Open your book, make the type bigger, look up words, organize your library, lend a book or shop for new titles – it's all so easy.

Download New Reads - Fast.

Shop from millions of new titles with just a tap then download new books instantly via Wi-Fi - usually in under 10 seconds. Books open fast and pages turn quickly, so you can lose yourself in your book - without having to wait.
Adjustable Fonts

Read Your Way

Make the text bigger or choose the font you like. Enjoy your favorite reading in your favorite way.
World's Largest Bookstore

World's Largest Bookstore

Over 3 million titles – new releases, bestsellers – sample for FREE. Most $9.99 or less. NOOK Daily Find™ offers a great book at a great price, plus Free Fridays™ titles. Try popular magazines & newspapers FREE.
Ultra-Light, Ultra-Portable

Ultra-Light, Ultra-Portable

NOOK is lighter than a paperback (under 7.5 ounces) and super thin, yet holds up to 1,000 books, magazines, and newspapers--so it's easy to take your entire library with you anywhere.2
Borrow Public Library Books

Borrow Public Library Books

Over 3 million NOOK Books not enough? NOOK lets you borrow books in the universally accepted ePub format – so you can borrow and read eBooks from your local library!
Unparalleled Recommendations

Expert Recommendations

From hot new releases to up-and-coming authors, get expert recommendations from our 40,000 booksellers. We'll also give you personalized recommendations based on books you already love.
No Annoying Ads

No Annoying Ads

Reading time is your time and you don’t want to be interrupted. NOOK lets you immerse yourself in your books, magazines, and newspapers without being distracted by annoying ads that appear in other Readers.
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi®

NOOK connects via thousands of Wi-Fi® networks, including FREE access at all Barnes & Noble stores and more than 24,000 AT&T® hotspots, like cafes, hotels, and restaurants nationwide.
Personalized Reading Experience

Personalized Reading Experience

Create a reading experience that you can truly call your own. Select one of our screensavers or upload your own picture. Arrange books on library shelves you name yourself. Even add bookmarks and highlight passages.
NOOK Keeps Your Place

NOOK Keeps Your Place

Our FREE NOOK Reading App™ syncs the last page you've read across your NOOK, smartphone or computer – so you can read what you love, anywhere you like.
Share with NOOK Friends

Share with NOOK Friends™

Connect with friends and share recommendations about the books you love on Facebook and Twitter, or swap books with LendMe®. Check out your friends' ratings and reviews, and let them inspire you.
Always Free NOOK Support

Always Free NOOK Support

Get FREE NOOK support from our 40,000 booksellers. Plus enjoy FREE Wi-Fi®, special offers on books and café treats, and read entire NOOK Books FREE for up to one hour per day.

Get the NOOK Look

Our wide selection of accessories is exclusively designed for fashion, fit and function. Keep your NOOK safe and stylish with designer cases and totes, plus must-haves like screen protectors, car adapters & more.

Specs

Ultra-Light and Super Thin

Lighter than a paperback

Height: 6.5 inches
Width: 5.0 inches
Depth: 0.47 inches
Weight: 7.48 ounces3

Longest Battery Life

Read for over 2 months based on a half hour of daily reading.
Longest Battery Life
  • Over 2 months with wireless off based on a half hour of daily reading. 1
  • Installed rechargeable battery
  • Charge via USB to a computer (Charging time: approximately 3 1/2 hours from computer) or from a wall outlet using a power adapter (sold separately)

Breakthrough E Ink® Display

The Perfect Screen for Reading
Easiest-to-Use 6 inch Touchscreen
  • 6-inch touchscreen, world's most advanced E Ink Pearl display
  • 25% faster page turns and 80% less flashing than any other eReader
  • Best-Text Technology specially optimizes each letter for ultra crisp words
  • 16-level gray scale for greater detail – Read in bright sun with no glare
  • Adjustable text with 7 font sizes & 6 font styles
  • Resolution: 800x600

Built-in Wi-Fi® Wireless

Download books in seconds
Built-in Wi-Fi Wireless
  • Wireless connectivity via Wi-Fi® (802.11b/g/n)
  • FREE Wi-Fi® in all Barnes & Noble stores and 24,000 AT&T® hotspots nationwide

Memory

Storage
  • 2GB2 Holds up to 1,000 books (1GB for content; 750 MB reserved for B&N content)
  • Expandable microSD4 card up to 32GB

In the Box

In the Box
  • NOOK Simple Touch
  • microUSB Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Rechargeable battery (installed)
  • Look-up words in the built-in Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary, Eleventh Edition

Connectors

Connectors
  • MicroUSB connector charges your battery and connects to your computer
  • Expandable microSD4 slot

Supported File Types

Supported File Types
  • ePub5, PDF
  • Graphic: JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP

What The Media Is Saying

  • "Readers' Choice for eBook Readers"
    - PC Mag
  • "Editors' Choice"
    - LAPTOP Magazine
  • "Exactly the e-Reader we've been waiting for "
    - CNET
  • "Incredibly light and thin"
    - Engadget
  • "Nook is the best eReader"
    - Crunch Gear
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
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  • Posted August 3, 2011

    iPad owners: this is a great secondary lightweight eReader for outdoors

    I was never a big fan of plain eInk eReaders, but this device won me over with its touch interface, compact form factor, and extremely crisp text. Though I still use NOOK for iPad, I definitely use this device when outdoors or when I'm traveling or when I only want to carry a super-lightweight device. If you've been waiting for a simple yet elegant, highly functional eReader, this one is a winner. Minus one star for shorter-than-advertised standby battery life (about one month instead of two, which is still pretty darn good).

    401 out of 422 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 16, 2011

    Perfect for deployments

    I bought one of these before my deployment to Iraq, and I have to say, its the perfect way to read books. It fits perfectly into a cargo pocket and the extended battery life means that you can go a long time without a charge, very useful on long patrols.

    278 out of 286 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 21, 2011

    Good system, but caution for those that transfer from 1st Gen Nook

    I just received this as a gift. I already had the 1st Gen Nook with tons of content already on it. The transferring of content from one device to other is complicated and will cause hours of work to transfer and put content back into the proper places.

    240 out of 326 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2011

    AWESOME!!

    I have used the Amazon Kindle, the origional Nook, and the Nook Simple Touch. The Nook Simple Touch is the best. Very long battery life, very user friendly. I find it very intuitive especially since I have an iphone and love touch technology!

    225 out of 230 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 8, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    this is the e-reader for a serious reader

    I still love reading quality hardbacks BUT there are some books not available in hardbacks and not really worthwhile to invest money in a paperback version. I love penguins but never buy them any more; the print is just too small for me to enjoy it. Quality paperbacks are better but they are not a good investment. So for reading magazines, contemporary books or newspapers the NOOK is just perfect. Also I have no interest in seeing movies or videos on my NOOK. I can see those on my laptop or TV. The NOOK simple touch is the best straightfoward reader.

    225 out of 254 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2011

    Purchasing books

    If you don't have a credit card, don't bother. Gift card requires credit card to purchase. Credit card required to purchase free items.

    217 out of 534 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 3, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    LOVE my NOOK

    I take this with me everywhere. It is so light, I carry it in my purse and it doesn't weigh it down. I find that I read more with this device, because I have it with me all the time. It is so easy to use. I bought one for my mom too, and she loves it.

    206 out of 220 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2011

    All-around Disappointment

    At first, I loved it. Conceptually, the Nook was just what I needed: lightweight, easy to read, uncomplicated. But it was a short-lived romance. Within weeks the screen became unresponsive or, even worse, would operate on its own, flitting between screens, jumping ahead or back without even a look from me much less a touch. I've been stuck on the same book for months--not because I'm a particularly slow reader but because the Nook won't close it or open anything else. (It's a good book, but a girl has to move on.) The customer service reps were condescending and unhelpful. I love the "ma'am-you-have-to-plug-in-the-charger" guidance I received (really?). So, my advice to potential buyers: if you are going to buy it, which I'd suggest you don't, buy it at a store, record the name of the person who sells it to you, stand next to the person while he or she starts the Nook and ensures that it operates. Go back to the store the second it stops doing what you want, which won't be long. Stand next to the person who sold it and stay there until he or she gets your Nook working again, which may take a good chunk of your day. Thank the person politely for at least trying because you know he or she is working to get through school and needs the job and is not the creator of the Nook. Then go back home and order your Kindle.

    176 out of 468 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2011

    Great!

    I am still getting accustomed to my new NOOK simple touch, after my old kindle bought the dust. I had some problem using the sign-in correctly but one phone call did the trick. It is faster, brighter, more compact, more comfortable,choice of six typefaces, still finding new things to like....

    164 out of 168 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 10, 2011

    Best buy I have made in years, Highly recommended....

    I have been putting this off for a long time, I finally went into B&N and the sales lady was wonderful, she did not pressure me AT ALL. She showed me the NOOK and left me to play with the sales copy. After asking a few questions I was sold. After my purchase she sent me over to customer service and my nook was set up for me by store personnel before I left the store. I was uncomfortable about sitting in the store and hooking up to wi-fi so I went to my car and I was able to buy my first book, then and there. I highly recommend this to anyone that loves to read.

    150 out of 167 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 7, 2011

    BEWARE: NOT COMPATIBLE WITH FIOS ROUTER AND TERRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE!

    Like another reviewer, I purchased a nook which stopped accessing my home wireless within three days after installing the update to 1.1.0. Customer service told me to return it and I received a replacement which had the same problem within 24 hours, and so I was advised to return that one, too. So, like the other reviewer, I then received a "certified pre-owned" nook to replace the previous brand-new defective ones (neither of which lasted more than three days). BN refused to refund my money and instead stuck me with a device that is not compatible with my Verizon Fios router and is therefore worthless to me. I intend to sell it and purchase a Kindle 3G (3G is FREE - NO monthly subscription!) which will not depend on wireless at all. Bye-bye, BN! You've lost a long-time customer!

    133 out of 237 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 18, 2011

    Incredibly Addicting!!

    It took me a while to finally cave and get the Nook, but I am SO GLAD I did. It's even easier on my eyes than an actual book. I am highly impressed. It actually re-launched my love for reading and being able to take the light device anywhere I go is awesome. I took it with me to a Dr.'s appointment the other day and it created a whole conversation in the office. I'm very pleased!!

    133 out of 137 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 9, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Love my Simple Touch!

    So user friendly, so lightweight I just love it. I had the original Nook and switched to the Simple Touch when it came out. 100% happy with this product.

    126 out of 132 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 10, 2011

    Best ereader.

    the user interface is excellent great form factor. page turns are very fast, with the new update even faster. nook has always been the most innovative and open ereader. unlike Kindle to can buy epub books from many different ebook stores including google ebooks.

    113 out of 117 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 9, 2011

    Perfect way to carry your books around.

    I commute back and forth from work by means of public transportation and up until I purchased my Nook, I was lugging around whatever reading material that I needed on my daily travels. Since I tend to gravitate towards large, wordy tomes, I was getting quite the workout. :) Now, I just carry along the Nook and I can even switch back and forth between my books without having to carry the extra volume along with me. It has turned into by best investment this year!

    106 out of 110 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2011

    Really Great Product- everything I hoped!

    This nook is really great. It's small enough to take almost anywhere, unlike other books that I read. (i.e. the 800 page ones) It's really simple to use, and it feels great in your hands. I thought I would miss flipping the pages, but I don't. Also, it's not like your looking at a computer screen, it looks just like the pages of a real book-- one of my favorite parts! Another great thing about it is that it has a long battery life and charges relatively fast. I read mostly in bed, and I like reading on my side. Instead of trying to hold up my book and read it, I decided to get a cover, and now I can prop it up on my bed and I only have to use my hands to turn the pages. Really great buy, and I would recommend it to anyone that loves to read.

    103 out of 107 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2011

    THE BEST E-READER EVER

    I am a teen and i love the Nook Simple Touch Reader. I read a lot on my iPad but this is so much better. I would recomend it to anybody.

    69 out of 76 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2011

    The device is great. The tech support however are clueless

    Purchased one of these for my cousin who is an avid reader. I wanted to preload some books on it for her so that she could get started right away. I created an account for her, as required. (I knew she didn't have one already) and did the "buy as gift" from my account. The book didn't show up though. So I called tech support. They repeatedly insisted for two days that a credit card was required on her account for the books to appear on her nook. No one in tech support told us anything about her having to "accept" the gift from her e-mail. So while this might have been a 4 or 5 star review, Tech Support, for being clueless and unhelpful drops it to a 1. We didn't find out about the "accept" requirement until after we gave her the gift, and she added her credit card to the account (which it turns out probably was not a requirement as tech support insisted). So while the gift could have been so much better, technical support, or truly a lack thereof, ruined the experience for me. I'm not saying I won't get one for myself, but I definitely won't depend on the official technical support channels, seeing as they don't know how their own product works.

    64 out of 88 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2011

    Easy to use, easy to read

    Easy to use, easy to read. Need some firmware enhancements such as zoom and landscape mode for the pdf docs not based on text. Overall satisfaction: very high.

    55 out of 59 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2011

    I love my Simple Touch!

    Wonderful.

    55 out of 76 people found this review helpful.

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