Barnes & Noble already announced its Nook devices and digital content are arriving in the UK this autumn, but the company didn't originally reveal its retail partners. The first retail partner to offer Nook E-Ink readers, Simple Touch, and Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight devices in the UK this October will be John Lewis. The British retailer will stock the devices at its 37 retail stores in the UK and via its online store at johnlewis.com.
Barnes & Noble isn't announcing pricing for any of the devices, but the company says exact availability dates and pricing information will be disclosed "in the autumn." Jamie Iannone, President of Digital Products at Barnes & Noble, says John Lewis is the "perfect partner to help launch Nook in the UK," but the firm faces stiff competition from other e-readers. Amazon announced a similar deal in the UK earlier this year that will see the firm offer its Kindle devices at Waterstones stores throughout the UK.