Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, and hhgregg (NYSE: HGG), one of the nation’s leading and fastest growing retailers of home appliances and consumer electronics, announced today they will be bringing the company’s award-winning line of NOOK® eReading devices and related accessories to hhgregg’s 204 stores nationwide and online at hhgregg.com this November. hhgregg customers will now have access to a wide array of popular and innovative NOOK devices designed for readers of all ages with NOOK Tablet priced at $249, NOOK Color at $199, and NOOK Simple Touch at just $99.
“Just like Barnes & Noble, hhgregg understands that consumer electronics are always evolving and that understanding allows hhgregg stores to provide excellent customer service. That’s why we’re excited to bring our critically acclaimed and award-winning NOOK eReading products and accessories to hhgregg customers both in store and online,” said Chris Peifer, Vice President, Digital Business Development at Barnes & Noble. “Sleek, convenient and portable, our NOOK devices are the ideal choice for people who love to read anytime, anywhere. With NOOK, customers will discover the most immersive, fun and easy-to-use reading experience, as well as gain access to a vast selection of popular movies, TV shows, books, interactive magazines, newspapers, children’s books, apps and more.”
“As the fastest growing Appliance and CE retailer in the country we aware that consumers are looking for a better shopping experience. hhgregg continues to expand our product offerings and we are pleased to announce our partnership with the world’s largest bookseller, Barnes & Noble,” said Trevor May, Vice President of Computers, Digital Center & AV Accessories at hhgregg.
NOOK devices are the perfect choice for anyone who wants access to their favorite reads anywhere they go. NOOK Tablet is the company’s fastest and lightest tablet with the best in HD entertainment. NOOK Tablet offers access to popular movies, TV shows, music and more through the top entertainment services, including Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora and others, plus a collection of high-quality apps, fast Web browsing and e-mail. NOOK Tablet features Barnes & Noble’s award-winning color reading experience, with access to the world’s largest digital bookstore via Wi-Fi®.
Customers seeking a simple, easy-to-use, dedicated reading experience will love the NOOK Simple Touch Reader, an ultra-light, portable 6-inch eReader with the most-advanced E Ink® Pearl display and the longest battery life of any eReader. With a simple tap, it’s intuitive and easy to navigate, shop and read.
For customers who love to read everything in rich color, the NOOK Color™ features a stunning 7-inch VividView™ Color Touchscreen ideal for reading a wide variety of content including books, enhanced books, immersive children’s picture books, an expansive collection of interactive magazines, newspapers and more. NOOK Color also offers the most-requested tablet features, including high-quality NOOK Apps™, built-in e-mail, and an enhanced Web experience. With all NOOK products, customers gain access to shop Barnes & Noble's expansive NOOK Bookstore™ of more than two million digital titles, and the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices.
About NOOK™ from Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Noble's NOOK brand of eReading products makes it easy to read what you love, anywhere you like™ with a fun, easy-to-use and immersive digital reading experience. With NOOK, customers gain access to Barnes & Noble's expansive NOOK Bookstore™ of more than two million digital titles, and the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices. The award-winning NOOK Color™ Reader’s Tablet™, the best-value on the tablet market ($249), features a stunning 7-inch VividView™ Color Touchscreen to read all of the content you love, shop popular apps, connect via email, browse the Web and more. The NOOK Simple Touch Reader™ ($139), is the easiest-to-use 6-inch touch reader, with the longest battery life of any eReader. In Barnes & Noble stores, NOOK owners can access free Wi-Fi connectivity, enjoy the Read In Store™ feature to read NOOK Books™ for free, and the More In Store™ program, which offers free, exclusive content and special promotions. Barnes & Noble was the first company to offer digital lending for a wide selection of books through its LendMe® technology, available through NOOK eReading products. Find NOOK devices in Barnes & Noble stores and online at www.BN.com, as well as at Best Buy, Walmart, Staples, Books-A-Million, OfficeMax, Fred Meyer, hhgregg and P.C. Richard & Son stores.
In addition to NOOK devices, Barnes & Noble makes it easy for customers to enjoy any book, anytime, anywhere with its free line of NOOK software, available at www.bn.com/freenookapps. Customers can use Barnes & Noble's free eReading software to access and read books from their personal Barnes & Noble digital library on devices including iPad™, iPhone®, iPod touch®, Android™ smartphones and tablets BlackBerry®, PC and Mac®. Lifetime Library™ helps ensure that Barnes & Noble customers will always be able to access their digital libraries on NOOK products and software-enabled devices and BN.com. Barnes & Noble also offers NOOK Study™ (www.nookstudy.com), an innovative study platform and software solution for higher education, NOOK Kids™ (www.nookkids.com), a collection of digital picture and chapter books for children, and NOOK Books en español™ (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/ebooksenespanol), the first-ever Spanish language digital bookstore in the United States.
About Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), the world's largest bookseller and a Fortune 500 company, operates 704 bookstores in 50 states. Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, also operates 635 college bookstores serving over 4.6 million students and faculty members at colleges and universities across the United States. Barnes & Noble conducts its online business through BN.com (www.bn.com), one of the Web's largest e-commerce sites, which also features more than two million titles in its NOOK Bookstore™ (www.bn.com/ebooks). Through Barnes & Noble’s NOOK™ eReading product offering, customers can buy and read digital books and content on the widest range of platforms, including NOOK devices, partner company products, and the most popular mobile and computing devices using free NOOK software.
General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained via the Internet by visiting the company's corporate website: www.barnesandnobleinc.com.
NOOK Simple Touch Reader™, NOOK 1st Edition™, NOOK 1st Edition Wi-Fi™, NOOK Color™, Reader’s Tablet™, Fast Page™, NOOK Books™, NOOK Bookstore™, NOOK Newsstand™, NOOK Magazines™, NOOK Newspapers™, NOOK Apps™,PubIt!™, NOOK Kids™, Read In Store™,More In Store™, NOOK Friends™, LendMe®, NOOK Library™, NOOK Boutiques™, The Barnes & Noble Promise™, NOOK Books en español™, NOOK Study™, Free Friday™, Lifetime Library™ and Read What You Love. Anywhere You Like™ are trademarks of Barnes & Noble, Inc. Other trademarks referenced in this release are the property of their respective owners.
hhgregg is a specialty retailer of consumer electronics, home appliances, and related products and services operating under the name hhgregg(TM) and Fine Lines(TM). hhgregg operates 204 stores in Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.