Barnes & Noble's Nook e-readers, the Nook Simple Touch and Nook Simple Touch GlowLight, have gone on sale today in the UK, after a two-week delay to the launch date.
The e-readers are now on sale in John Lewis, Argos, Asda, Sainsbury's, Dixons, Waitrose, Blackwell's and Foyles, with the Nook's UK website also launching at www.nook.co.uk. Customers can buy the devices as well as e-books through the site, as well as device accessories and apps.
President of Nook Media Jamie Iannone said: "Our extensive content catalog, intuitive shopping and reading experience, and breakthrough discovery tools like Nook Channels are a perfect fit for UK digital book readers."
Foyles c.e.o. Sam Husain said: "With Nook now instore and online we can continue to do what booksellers do best–put stories in the hands of readers, whichever format they prefer. Nook e-readers were developed by booksellers, and that comes through clearly in their devices, which are all about content. We're delighted to begin selling them today."
Two further Nook e-readers, the Nook HD and Nook HD+, will be available in the UK in late November, and are available to pre-order online from today.
The original launch date for the first two e-readers was 15th October, but it was pushed back, meaning Waterstones has already started selling the Kindle e-readers, a week ahead of the Nook devices going on sale.