- Take your nook to any B&N store and get access to the store’s hotspot.
- Open up the nook’s store browser and find a book you’re interested in.
- Select your book and choose the “Read in Store” option from the menu.
It’s ridiculously simple and works for every last book in their ebook catalog. You get an hour per book per 24-hour period, so you’re not likely to see your way through to the end of a book in a single sitting, but there seems to be no daily limit on number of books per day or number of days per book.
I don’t claim to understand the business model, but it’s certainly fun. I anticipate many a lunch break around the country being spent in the local Barnes & Noble cafe. Whether you’re reading a bit at a time or previewing that new release you were on the fence about, you can’t really go wrong. It ties the nook device into the physical store better than anything else I could think of. I would really love to see something like this coming from the Kindle, honestly. It’s a neat feature that’ll give the nook a huge advantage should it catch on.