San Antonio launching ‘bookless’ BiblioTech library in fall, places its eggs in digital basket

Hardbound books, apparently, are soooo 20th century — at least for the upcoming BiblioTech library in San Antonio, Texas’ south side. When the shiny, new public library opens its doors to bookworms this fall, visitors will notice something important missing: actual books. Instead, the facility will be serving up ebooks — about 10,000 digital titles […]

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Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ review: a high-def 9-inch tablet at an entry-level price

A couple of weeks back, we referred to the Nook HD as a “tablet with the heart of a reader.” And given Barnes & Noble’s roots in brick-and-mortar bookstores, the sentiment makes sense; the company has given the world a product that felt a bit like an LCD reader with some solid tricks up its sleeve. […]

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Barnes & Noble CEO not much into physical books anymore

The head honcho of the Barnes & Noble bookstore chain admits that old-fashioned books made out of paper aren’t really his thing these days. Lynch holds up a Nook, his favorite way to read a book. Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch has a big hand in shaping the sales of books, both physical and […]

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Barnes & Noble releases Nook app for Windows 8, Windows RT

A little more than the month after the companies announced their digital partnership, the app appears at the Windows Store. The Windows 8 Nook app. (Credit: Microsoft) Microsoft’s digital book pact with Barnes & Noble is already bearing fruit. A little more than a month after the two companies officially formed a partnership geared toward digital reading, […]

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B&N drops prices on Nook Tablet and Nook Color

With the release of the new Nook HD and Nook HD+, B&N is discounting its older tablets — the Nook Color is down to $139. Last year’s Nook Tablet now starts at $159 for the 8GB model with an expansion slot for more memory. Now that Barnes & Noble’s new $199 Nook HD tablet is starting to ship […]

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Nook HD+ Complete Review

Earlier today at a meeting in San Francisco, unveiling of two brand-new Barnes & Noble tablets. Christened the Nook HD and Nook HD+, the tablets will go head-to-head with Amazon’s $199 Kindle Fire HD 7 and $299 Kindle Fire HD 8.9 this fall. The Nook HD is a 7-inch tablet priced at $199 for 8GB […]

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