Nook Simple Touch GlowLight eReader

Product information

The NOOK Simple Touch GlowLight eReader from Barnes & Noble offers an amazing reading experience in bed or bright sun.

Key Features:

  • The breakthrough E Ink display is just like reading on paper, even in bright sunlight.

  • Extra long battery life means you can read for over two months from just one charge. Read for over 1 month with GlowLight.

  • Revolutionary built-in reading: NOOK’s GlowLight turns on instantly and adjusts with just a touch. Simply slide your finger to customise the brightness and enjoy perfect illumination - from a bright gleam to a soft glow - evenly dispersed across your screen.

  • The 6-inch intuitive touch screen is easy-to-use. Tap to turn a page or make the text bigger, look up words and even organise your library.

  • Over 2.5million titles. Sample books for free before you buy them. You can also receive popular magazines and newspapers and the Nook Daily Find offers a great book at a great price.

  • NOOK is ultra-light and ultra-portable, weighing under 200g it’s easy to take with you anywhere you go.

  • Built in Wi-Fi lets you download books in seconds, straight to your device when connected to a wireless network.

  • 2GB internal memory holds up to 1,000 books. Expand the memory with microSD card slot up to 32GB.

Please note: The NOOK Simple Touch comes with 2GB of storage. Approximately half of this is dedicated to the operating system, and up to 750MB specifically for content from Barnes & Noble's eBook store, leaving up to 250mb for content from other sources.

Accessories Included
microUSB cable, Quick Start Guide
Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
2months, 1month with GlowLight
Built-in light
2 GB internal (approximately 1GB available for user content- 750MB reserved for content from Barnes & Noble & 250MB for content from other sources). Expandable by up to 32GB with microSD
Compatible formats Information The types of eBook available for this eReader
H165.4 x W126.6 x D12.0mm
Eligible for International Delivery
Pixels Per Inch (PPI) Information The resolution of an image within a certain space. The more pixels per inch, the higher the detail on the screen.
Ports Information Ports used to connect other devices, for example USB to connect peripherals or HDMI to connect to a high definition display.
Micro USB
Screen Resolution Information Picture quality defined by the number of individual dots (pixels) used to create an image. The higher the number of pixels, the higher the image quality.
600 x 800 pixels
Screen size Information Measured diagonally.
Touch Screen
Wireless networking
Wi-Fi- 802.11b/g/n

History of Barnes & Noble

Leonard Riggio, the company's chairman, began his bookselling career while attending New York University in the early 1960s. Working as a clerk in the university bookstore, he became convinced that he could do a better job serving students, and he opened a competing store of his own. The store quickly became one of New York’s finest bookstores, known for its knowledgeable staff, wide selection and great service.

Barnes & Noble are now the world’s largest bookseller and retailer of content and digital media. They now have the worlds largest online book store with over 2.5 million titles and John Lewis are their premium UK launch retailer for the NOOK eReader.


Click & collect

Free Click & Collect from John Lewis and Waitrose shops for collection Wednesday from 2pm
338 participating John Lewis and Waitrose shops

Standard delivery


Next or named day delivery


Next or named morning delivery


Collect+ from a local shop from Wednesday - postcode exclusions apply for Collect+ deliveries

5000+ participating Collect+ shops

International delivery not available


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Q & As

Nook Simple Touch GlowLight eReader 4.5 5 58 58
Nook simple touch Good value for money. Easy to do the initial set up. Buying books on line is fairly easy. What I have found a problem is borrowing ebooks from my local library. I have to do this on my computer from the library website using Overdrive and then drag this into an adobe downloaded program and then transfer to my nook pad. A rather drawn out process. 12 September 2014
Very nice ereader Very light, simple to use, glowlight excellent and after rooting I have ink android tablet with long lasting battery. Service from John Lewis - excellent and fast 27 August 2014
an ereader convert I am boycotting the market leader, so the nook was an obvious choice for me. I could not be more pleased. It's compact, light to hold, great for reading with the light off, or in bright sunlight. The shop is easy to browse for my favourite classic authors. I haven't explored all the features yet but as an avid fiction reader it suits me perfectly. I would recommend it for anyone with painful hands, as I have, because I can read for longer if I don't have to hold the page open. Great value for money and all you need in an ereader. 09 July 2014
Ideal for holiday reading Selected the Nook on the basis of price and it's basic reader features. It is solely designed to be a reader which is does very well. Its easy to set-up the wi-fi and most free desktop book management software I've tried recognises it and makes simple work of copy books to it via the usb interface. Haven't tried on-line purchasing yet as still had un-read material on my tablet which the Nook has replaced. Backlit screen more than adequate for non disturbing bedtime reading and works well in bright sunlight to. Finally the battery life is amazing, I'm on week 4 and I use it frequently morning and evenings. 08 July 2014
Very good value Got this as it was so much cheaper than the Kindle paperwhite. Okay, The backlight is not as good as the kindle but is still more than adequate. Unlike the kindle, you can download library books, which makes this so much more useable and fantastic value. 08 July 2014
Very clear reader This Nook E-Reader is very easy to use, in any lighting conditions it has a very clear screen, When reading in bed just switch on the back light and the screen is illuminated so you can read in low light conditions. It is easy to download books from either Barnes and Noble and local libraries with epub system. 08 July 2014
Excellent Ereader I bought this because i wanted a cheap ereader with a light, and it was quite a bit cheaper than the main opposition. Wasn't really expecting to get on so weel with it - but it is an excellent piece of kit. Good quality image, that reads really well under its own light, but also under bright sunlight. When linked with the nook app on your phone, it makes it really easy to buy books and have them delivered straight to your nook (its easier to shop and browse with the app or website). Nice feel to the thing itself, and also some very good deals for cases are found on theoir own barnesandnoble website. My wife has a kindle, which she loves - so at least i have had the chance to see both side by side. I would definately recommend this ereader. 10 June 2014
Glad I bought it Fantastic for public library downloads. Kindle doesn't allow this. I have a Kindle. Glad I got a NOOK. 30 April 2014
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