Barnes and Noble has been running a program for close to a decade that allows people with a Nook e-Reader, Nook Tablet or the Samsung Galaxy Tab for Nook to read free ebooks in one of the booksellers over 600 retail stores in the USA. Recently B&N revised the terms of their program and many people were unawares.
Read In Store allows you to browse and sample the complete contents of many NOOK Books for free in their stores for up to one hour per day, per title. In order to get started you need to bring in your Nook product into the store and connect up to their wireless internet access point. When this is done, simply visit the Nook shop and a new option will appear to access “Read in Store eBooks”. Select this option to view a full list of available titles. Or if you want to read a specific title, search for the title in the Shop. If the title is eligible for Read in Store there will be a “Read In Store” banner on the cover image. Not all ebooks are have the more in store feature, so you might have to try a few to see what works.
This is how the whole system works. Your Nook contains a profile/certificate that verifies it as an authentic and valid Nook device. It’s buried someone within the internal partition.
Many people were unaware of this Nook program that Barnes and Noble runs. They do not promote it at all, and is more or less a legacy program from an age when they were making billions of dollars from selling e-readers and ebooks.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.