• Shop for books, magazines, newspapers and comics with the touch of a finger.
  • Sample NOOK Books FREE. Explore the best of fiction, sci-fi, mystery, romance and more.
  • Read the most popular and bestselling magazines including Time, People, Sports Illustrated, and Real Simple.
  • Free 14-day trial subscriptions of newspapers and magazines.
  • Sign in using your Microsoft account – no need to create a new account to access the books and magazines in your library.
  • Import ePub and PDF files from your PC or SkyDrive to access your favorite content in one place
  • Add notes to books and highlight words using multiple colors
  • Find words or phrases in books
  • Type anywhere in the app to search your Library or search within the NOOK Shop to find new books, magazines, newspapers and comics.
  • ArticleView® for magazines helps you focus on an article and quickly move between articles.
  • Adjustable fonts, spacing and themes let you customize your reading experience so your book looks the way you like.
  • BESTSELLING BOOKS: Doctor Sleep, Sycamore Row, The Longest Ride, Never Go Back, Takedown Twenty, David and Goliath, King and Maxwell, Command Authority, Reached, and Divergent Series #3 – Allegiant
  • BESTSELLING AUTHORS INCLUDE: James Patterson, John Grisham, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Tom Clancy, Dan Brown, Bill O’Reilly Janet Evanovich, Nicholas Sparks, Nora Roberts
  • BESTSELLING MAGAZINES: PEOPLE, TIME, Sports Illustrated, Real Simple, Better Homes & Gardens, Glamour, WIRED, GQ, Us Weekly, OK! Magazine, Star, Maxim, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, and Shape

Additional information

Version Notes

NOOK for Windows 8 v1.9 brings an incredible reading experience for books, magazines, newspapers, and comics to Windows 8.1 customers in many new countries and languages. NEW: Read books and magazines in Japanese, Korean, Indonesian, and Russian (where available). Set browsing preferences to filter results by language. Browse entire collection and Import files without signing in. Enjoy lower rates on many titles when you start an annual subscription or upgrade your monthly subscription (where applicable). Better Library organization—book series are grouped together. Import ePub and PDF files you find anywhere on Windows 8 and see the name of the file and cover image in your Library. Layout and performance enhancements.

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Shahid · 7/31/2015
Excellent app for epub format on the windows.

The dictionary feature is simply the best

Paul · 7/30/2015
Nook Reader App on Windows 8.1

Fantastic app compared to my NOOK for PC experience on Windows 7 which was a very poor app with lots of viruses due to the special download program. I had to buy SpyHunter and RegHunter to clean out the viruses. Nook for Window 8 & 8.1 has all the features I need. I especially like the ability to change the text size and create bookmarks. Hopefully you will have a Windows 8 Phone version of this App soon as Kindle already has a Windows 8 Phone App. Keep up the good work!

Carmen · 7/31/2015
Windows 10

Used to work in windows 8. Doesn't work properly in windows 10. The files don't work when you highlight or click on a link and the text cuts into the screen so you can't see all of it, or it doesn't align if you make the screen smaller.

Reviewer 6857 · 7/21/2015
Always buggy but improving

I have used the nook software for years now. Each iteration is notably better than the last, but still riddled with bugs. The most noticeable irritant in this version is formatting of sidebars or pictures within books. Sometimes the pages are hard to read. I continue to expand my library, however, so it must not be all 'that bad.'

Bob · 7/29/2015

The only usable magazine reader I've ever encountered. And Barnes and Noble appears to be the only way to get Coastal Living without either installing a dedicated app, or subscribing to the print edition...

Reviewer 6258 · 7/29/2015
Extremely DISSATISFIED! ( 1 star for your CS reps)

I have had nothing but problems since ordering this book and using Nook. I ordered a book that I need for a class I'm taking and the lack of service has caused me to have late assignments, affecting my otherwise 'A' average. I am unable to open my book, far more than I am able to. I hope that I don't ever have to order a book for college through Nook again. Although, I can say that your employees are very nice anytime I have had to deal with them. I'm just completely dissatisfied with the Nook service itself!! Respectfully, Tracine

Perri · 7/31/2015
Works great

I love having this app on ALL of my devices and being able to sync reading positions between them.

Anna · 7/30/2015
I like the nook app

I like the nook app because it is my favorite book store. There are so many books to choose from and its not very expensive either:D

Reviewer 6688 · 7/23/2015
Great app for books, but...

If B&N were just books, this app would be perfect. Not only does it sync with your B&N apps across devices, it also will import other EPUB files, eliminating the need for other apps. The one flaw, for which I have to knock off a star, is that it doesn't support its own purchases on anything other than Android. That is, multimedia books and movies will work fine on Android, but they do NOT work on a PC. WTH!?!? I want B&N to remain around and keep Amazon honest, but they are not doing themselves any favors by not supporting the things you buy on their site through their app.

Reviewer 3866 · 7/15/2015
Convenient and enjoyable

I like Nook so far (this is my 2week of using the program). I wish public domain books were offered for free. i.e. Mark Twain, Arthur Conan Doyle, etc. But overall I am enjoying Nook. I have read 3 books so far and am now reading my fourth. Very convenient and enjoyable.

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