• 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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Carmen · 7/26/2015
Nook is great, better than kindle for epub format

Nook works well in windows 8.1, so far :) I also love that you can add epub format to your list of books since that is the format I use to download my info in. It would also be nice to add a edit button to edit info on your files and have more colors to highlight. Also, why can't we zoom in on pictures that are too small to look at in normal view.

Shahid · 7/24/2015
Excellent app for epub format on the windows.

The dictionary feature is simply the best

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.'

icold · 7/21/2015
just okay

its fine in most of the aspects like friendly UI and all but it still doesn't have the variety. because when I searched for some books and magazines of my personal preference, I couldn't find them.

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.

Reviewer 2592 · 7/13/2015
Good, but could be better

I use this on several different platforms - iOs, Droid 4+, Win 7 and 8.1, and though I don't use it anymore, on a couple of the small purpose built nook readers. In some ways, the simple touch readers were my favorite, but now that I'm hooked on portables, I find them too limited in what they do. I still enjoy browsing a real library or store, but I'm getting more comfortable with e-books - it's just so convenient. All of the different versions of the reader app have a problem which I'd like to see fixed. I read a lot of books with charts, diagrams, maps, and none of the reader apps deal with graphics very well. iOS and Droid apps allow you to zoom the graphics - to point. Often, that point is less than necessary to effectively use the graphics because of limited resolution or limits in the graphics interpolation processing. Whatever, the zoomed graphic is often unusable. Ideally I would like to be able to print or view the graphic at least as large as the original book.

Reviewer 1701 · 7/25/2015
Very happy with the app

I like this app a lot, very easy to use.

Reviewer 0195 · 7/13/2015
Very good

Having moved to a Windows tablet from a Nook HD, I am very pleased with how this app works on a Windows tablet. It has all the functionality of the Nook when it comes to reading books or magazines. All of my Nook library easily ported over to this Nook app. The app syncs with my Nook, allowing me to pick up where I left off on either device. As expected, you also have easy access to the Nook store.

Abby · 7/11/2015
Simple but pretty

I'm an avid reader and I download samples and books a bunch at a time. The app is a pretty way to read my books and find new ones when I'm not reading on my nook. I just wish I could better organize my books. I occasionally use the "shelves" on the nook itself (although this feature is cumbersome to use as well) but these don't even sync to the app. I have a LOT of books on my nook now, and I'd like a better way to keep them organized: using tags, shelves, anything!

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