• 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

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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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4 stars out of 5
· 5/3/2016

Helps me read a book easier, because words I dont know, I can easily search words up in the dictionary! Also, if I forget my glasses one day, I can enlarge the text so its way easier to read. This app is amazing, and IT definitely helps me find the books I love faster. Though sometimes the books don't load, and it takes me some time to fix it. Definitely worth it though! Love love love this app!

4 stars out of 5
· 5/2/2016
Great App

Using the Nook App on my laptop was difficult after I first converted to Windows 10. Now the programs are much more compatible and the reading windows work very effectively. I usually use my NOOK e-reader, but its nice to be able to have the books and pages synced between the e-reader and the laptop. I also enjoy the bookmark and notes capabilities.

4 stars out of 5
· 5/3/2016
Nook Reader for Windows

Would like it to be easier to highlight/underline in different colors. Also to copy clips for note taking in other apps.

5 stars out of 5
· 4/28/2016
Better than PDF

I like it that I can change the background color, font size, break the text up into columns and look up words in the dictionary. The only thing I don't like it is I can't make it so I can see my windows task bar while reading.

4 stars out of 5
· 4/28/2016
worth the occasional hassle.

The only issue is sometimes books wont download. Ive had to archive and even uninstall and such for it to work a few times in the years I have been using Nook app. Right this minute I am having trouble getting a book I just bought to move from sample to full. Let me tell you this though it is more than worth it. I have devoured around 250 titles on Nook. Its easy to navigate and I couldn't be more content to use.

4 stars out of 5
· 5/1/2016
First ebook reader I ever used

I love the nook product. The books are great and the product works well especially on Android machines. Windows is a different matter. I doesn't scale on Windows 10 and they haven't addressed this yet. I had to move to another company on Windows since it doesn't work on the Thinkpad 10. I hope they fix this since Windows is still a great platform and growing.

4 stars out of 5
· 5/2/2016
good for reading on the big screen

pictures sometimes appear cropped

5 stars out of 5
· 4/28/2016
Great App

This is my go to for all the books I enjoy. Been using Nook for years and will for years to come. Thanks Nook for making finding great books easy. Debra

3 stars out of 5
· 4/25/2016
Much improved

Thank you so much for fixing the interface with windows is now working much better. I wish that it had more than one way to sort an e-library collection (can only sort by most recent - but not by title or by author). I would also like to see a refresh button. This would enable user to load more quickly recently purchased e-books to read from new library. You can see them online, but they don't show up in app library until the next day which is a little frustrating..

4 stars out of 5
· 4/24/2016
In some ways better than original Nook reader

Reader functions work quite well on tablet; app is generally as good as or better than the original reader in that regard. Book "shopping" leaves a lot to be desired -- it's still better by far to use bn.com to browse for books.

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