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Barnes & Noble’s award-winning book discovery and digital reading experience.

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Ratings & Reviews

4.4
301.1K+ Ratings
  1. 5
    74+%
  2. 4
    13+%
  3. 3
    3+%
  4. 2
    2+%
  5. 1
    7+%
  • Nov 24, 2020

    By M Brown
    I love being able to read my Nook library on my phone! (Of course this is dependent on NOOK servers actually working, lol) When the Nook service does work, this is a fantastic app and really convenient! I don't have to carry two devices when I just want to read for five minutes between chores. If you purchase ebooks thru B&N, then this is a terrific app to have.
    more
  • Not happy with the new update! Dec 13, 2018

    By JAMarsh65
    Before the update you could see the cover of all the books you had available to read in your library. Now you have to scroll through either by author or title and click on each to see them. Of course you can see recent ones that way, but I want to see all my books like it was before. Plus I have to do this with all my archived books also which takes forever if you can’t remember who wrote it or the exact title. I do not understand why they had to change that aspect of the app. Bring that option back, please!! Ok, they let me know I could view them that way by title or most recent, which is good, but why take away the choice by author? For those of us that read a lot this seems like a crazy change to make, this is a reading app after all, anything available in title should be available in author also(the same format). So, still no 5 stars because of that. Don’t understand why you changed that option:( Thank you for listening and adding back the choice to search by author or title with the book cover. I am very happy!! You get your 5 stars back:)
    more
  • Alright performance, gets the job done. Dec 11, 2019

    By minttoann
    I used to have a Nook, but abandoned it after I saw that the App Store's nook app is better than the Nook itself. There's not as much lagging with page turn animations, it's more stable, the different color schemes look better, overall it's just better. Now I've also tried the Kindle app, and what really sells me on the Nook is the book stacking feature. I own Piers Anthony's series "Xanth" which is currently 34 books and running, and it definitely helps to have all those Xanth books in an automatic collapsable folder. Now some book series are filed under slightly different series names so you have a series split into 2 folders, but I see less and less of them with each update. Unless you're designing your own ebook reading app, I believe Nook is the best out there. 2019 update: Overall impressions unchanged. Nook has continued with quality of life and stability updates while Kindle on iOS lags behind. Series breaking greatly reduced. I don’t believe any in my current library suffer this issue. Kindle is no longer an option for me, even with Amazon’s occasional sales.
    more
  • Will Not Keep My Place Feb 22, 2019

    By Vineyardtim
    I like Barnes and Noble. I’ve been a faithful customer for twenty five years. And I used to like the Nook App. But this new version is frustrating to the point of not being worth using anymore. Since the update, the app doesn’t keep my place in the book I’m reading. It freezes on one page in a book and returns to that page every time, no matter how far past the page I’ve read. If I turn the iPad, instead of changing orientation to landscape or portrait, it take me back to the page it’s stuck on. If I close the app or go to the library, when I return to the book it takes me back to the page. At this point I have to write down the page number to search for it or scroll for some time until I get to where I left off. I tried bookmarking the page, but it also clears the bookmark whenever I turn the iPad or get out of the book. It also isn’t syncing across devices. The updated app was supposed to make reading and keeping your place easier. It does the opposite. Very disappointing.
    more
  • So-called Improvements Jan 27, 2019

    By Not So Happy in Atlanta
    I enjoy reading on Nook, but really dislike a couple of the "improvements" that came with the upgrades. The first was a change in the dictionary feature - one can no longer modify a word to look up another, and the second, and much more aggravating, is the change in locating archived books. One used to be able to access all the archived books by simply changing the drop down box in the library to "archive", and there they all were. Now, supposedly, you touch "all titles", then "recent", then "filter" under that, but on my iPad, this does not do anything helpful. It merely gives you recently archived books. It certainly does not give you your entire archived library. I fail to understand why it seems that most upgrades in technology must then become less user friendly and require more step to get what was once easily available. "Irritating" is an understatement!
    more
  • Nov 5, 2020

    By Adriana Suaste
    As many others my app worked fine until it didn't, no notice was given. I pretty much have to pray information out of their mouths, I sent several emails all responded with the same generic answer: We will let you know once the services have been restored. Although my husband who has the same app received one or two messages and even a gift card to apologize for the trouble, some of my books have been restored, however I start to doubt that the rest of them will. We want answers!!!
    more
  • Frustrating, riddled with bugs, counterintuitive Jun 20, 2019

    By KA Jiang
    I used to love my nook app - it was easy to use for all ages. There have been so many unnecessary changes rolled out so poorly that no one in the family wants to use their nooks because the app keeps changing, is counterintuitive, and frustrating - they’ve all downloaded kindle instead, and have asked me to simply buy paper books. Problems include: I can’t sort my archive - while it appears as an option in another family member’s profile, my profile does not have that option. With more than 400 books in my archive, it’s extremely difficult to find the books I want to read. Even if I know the author and exact title, the search function does not call up books we know are in the archive - they appear when I scroll through the archive, but not in search. Additionally, here’s the most ironic bug: the send feedback/report a bug feature doesn’t work - you can type, but the “send” button is grayed out and unavailable. Every time there’s an update I have to spend several hours scouring the FAQs to see if they took away functions or if we’re just seeing a bug, then analyze whose profile and account works correctly, then try it figure out why some family members have x function but others don’t. EVERY update at least one family member’s account or profile has a bug; and now, to even report the sorting bug, I had to go into one of my kids’ profiles since I couldn’t!
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  • Oct 29, 2020

    By Wendy Perkins
    Worked great for a while. Now, like many others, I can't access my library on my android tablet. A 40 minute call to customer service scored the 24-48 hour nonsense. The app hasn't been updated since the beginning of September. I had a nook reader, which was a piece of garbage and useless after a year or so. What gives, Barnes & Noble? Do you really want to send all your business over to Amazon?
    more
  • Nov 1, 2020

    By Sherrie Rebischke
    10/20/20 It won't let me search for anything in the bookstore. It used to work and suddenly for the past few days it stopped. Will change my rating when the issue is fixed. 11/01/20 ~UPDATE~ My library is still missing. IDK what I should do! I have a couple books I want to buy, I'm wondering if I should just go to Amazon instead. This is super insane BS and very bad business!
    more
  • Oct 29, 2020

    By Dan Zahner
    From 3/19: "This app does not work on my Lenovo tab 3 running android 6.0.1...." Update: The above-referenced problem was finally resolved, but try Googling "Barnes & Noble site down". Seems their system was hacked and e-book owners were unable to access their purchased books for a week or so. The site came back online for a time, but after signing out, then attempting to sign back in, they appear to be down yet again. So...consider carefully before you start building a Nook-based library,
    more
  1. Incredibly vast library of over 4,000,000 eBooks, magazines and more
  2. Personalize it! Change font styles and background colors, share items across social media and organize Library into custom collections
  3. Unique Zoom View™ gives you the all-immersive, guided tour through your reading experience

Reviewed by Laura S on February 8, 2018

  • Not happy with the new update! Dec 13, 2018

    By JAMarsh65
    Before the update you could see the cover of all the books you had available to read in your library. Now you have to scroll through either by author or title and click on each to see them. Of course you can see recent ones that way, but I want to see all my books like it was before. Plus I have to do this with all my archived books also which takes forever if you can’t remember who wrote it or the exact title. I do not understand why they had to change that aspect of the app. Bring that option back, please!! Ok, they let me know I could view them that way by title or most recent, which is good, but why take away the choice by author? For those of us that read a lot this seems like a crazy change to make, this is a reading app after all, anything available in title should be available in author also(the same format). So, still no 5 stars because of that. Don’t understand why you changed that option:( Thank you for listening and adding back the choice to search by author or title with the book cover. I am very happy!! You get your 5 stars back:)
    more
  • Alright performance, gets the job done. Dec 11, 2019

    By minttoann
    I used to have a Nook, but abandoned it after I saw that the App Store's nook app is better than the Nook itself. There's not as much lagging with page turn animations, it's more stable, the different color schemes look better, overall it's just better. Now I've also tried the Kindle app, and what really sells me on the Nook is the book stacking feature. I own Piers Anthony's series "Xanth" which is currently 34 books and running, and it definitely helps to have all those Xanth books in an automatic collapsable folder. Now some book series are filed under slightly different series names so you have a series split into 2 folders, but I see less and less of them with each update. Unless you're designing your own ebook reading app, I believe Nook is the best out there. 2019 update: Overall impressions unchanged. Nook has continued with quality of life and stability updates while Kindle on iOS lags behind. Series breaking greatly reduced. I don’t believe any in my current library suffer this issue. Kindle is no longer an option for me, even with Amazon’s occasional sales.
    more
  • Will Not Keep My Place Feb 22, 2019

    By Vineyardtim
    I like Barnes and Noble. I’ve been a faithful customer for twenty five years. And I used to like the Nook App. But this new version is frustrating to the point of not being worth using anymore. Since the update, the app doesn’t keep my place in the book I’m reading. It freezes on one page in a book and returns to that page every time, no matter how far past the page I’ve read. If I turn the iPad, instead of changing orientation to landscape or portrait, it take me back to the page it’s stuck on. If I close the app or go to the library, when I return to the book it takes me back to the page. At this point I have to write down the page number to search for it or scroll for some time until I get to where I left off. I tried bookmarking the page, but it also clears the bookmark whenever I turn the iPad or get out of the book. It also isn’t syncing across devices. The updated app was supposed to make reading and keeping your place easier. It does the opposite. Very disappointing.
    more
  • So-called Improvements Jan 27, 2019

    By Not So Happy in Atlanta
    I enjoy reading on Nook, but really dislike a couple of the "improvements" that came with the upgrades. The first was a change in the dictionary feature - one can no longer modify a word to look up another, and the second, and much more aggravating, is the change in locating archived books. One used to be able to access all the archived books by simply changing the drop down box in the library to "archive", and there they all were. Now, supposedly, you touch "all titles", then "recent", then "filter" under that, but on my iPad, this does not do anything helpful. It merely gives you recently archived books. It certainly does not give you your entire archived library. I fail to understand why it seems that most upgrades in technology must then become less user friendly and require more step to get what was once easily available. "Irritating" is an understatement!
    more
  • Love the app but for one thing Dec 26, 2017

    By Twirlingirl
    I love the nook app I can read all my favorite authors when I want where I want as long as I have my phone!!! My only issue is that when I’m trying to group books that apart of the same series once you’ve reached your allotted regrouping number your not allow this bugs me because there are times when I purchase books they don’t always go into the already grouped series group and when you go to group sometimes you get a message that says the Nook team will look into the matter you sent us your concern about the next time the app updates well I don’t like this because there are times when the app doesn’t update so you have about 11 books that belonged grouped together but I have to wait until the new update comes out! But besides this I love this app and enjoy reading all the hundreds of books I have saved onto my account!!!
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  • Nov 24, 2020

    By M Brown
    I love being able to read my Nook library on my phone! (Of course this is dependent on NOOK servers actually working, lol) When the Nook service does work, this is a fantastic app and really convenient! I don't have to carry two devices when I just want to read for five minutes between chores. If you purchase ebooks thru B&N, then this is a terrific app to have.
    more
  • APP Support needs improvement Aug 20, 2017

    By Nemo Software Engineer
    I have had few problems with the app and I am relatively sure the they are acting on crashes that generate dump data but when I run into non-crash problems: there have been two recently (1) portion of text after end line hyphenation not displaying for certain font sizes, and (2) app freeze to an unresponsive colored screen that I had to reload the app to clear, the responses I get from support are canned. Yes, for most users it might be what they need to clear the problem but I already said I fixed the problem. I am giving information about the problem, for (1) how the app developers can reproduce it, and for (2) everything I tried and failed to clear the problem and as much information about the circumstances and behavior I can gleam. I have been a software engineer longer than probably any of the app developers have been alive and I know the importance of information rather than a simple it's broke or doesn't work. However, I do not get any feeling that my support e-mails are leading to to any bug investigation or fixes.
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  • Losing all my books Mar 22, 2018

    By Waldo32
    I am absolutely sick and tired of the Nook app suddenly deciding I am running a little too low on disk space for its own comfort (2.26 GB available) and removing the books from my device and making me download them again. STUPID. No other app does this to me. So, on multiple occasions, I open my Nook app because I’m in the middle of no where (meaning “NO INTERNET ACCESS”) and low & behold ... all my books are gone. My books are the most important item on my iPad ... more than my music, movies, etc. I sure wish Barnes & Noble agreed with me, but obviously not. Nook really, really needs a switch where I can select “NEVER REMOVE A BOOK FROM THIS DEVICE WITHOUT MY EXPLICIT PERMISSION. I AM AN ADULT AND FULLY AWARE OF THE POTENTIAL CONSEQUENCES OF MY DECISION.” If this is something Apple forced on you, that would be good to know too. Please get this fixed. I’m tired of lugging around a semi-useful paper weight when I’m traveling in remote areas. BTW, it’s also a pain to keep re-downloading my books over and over.
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  • A small quibble May 14, 2018

    By annefj
    I’ve owned a Nook Color since they first came out, then continued to read on my iPad when it’s battery stopped taking a charge. I now also own a Nook Paperwhite and the problem I have with the device and the app is font size. On my iPad Pro, I can’t get the font size to increase as much as I need for my poor eyesight and on the Paperwhite, the largest font size is so big it seems only a few words fit on the screen, while the next size down isn’t quite large enough. I didn’t have this problem with my original Nook device and seem to remember being able to increase the font size further on the Nook app before it was last updated. This is why I read ebooks nowadays—because the print size on everything else, from books to magazines, is too small. It would be wonderful if an intermediate font size could be provided for the Paperwhite and the ability to further increase font size in the Nook app.
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  • Nov 8, 2020

    By Justin Call
    Update: After nearly a month without my library I am happy to report that I finally got it back. Although at first frustrated and disappointed, I am now relieved. Right now I will leave my rating at 4 stars instead of 5. Other than the month long hiccup, I have been pretty satisfied.
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  • Oct 28, 2020

    By Kevin Barger
    Decent app but after there last update many of us lost all of our libraries i managed to get mine back in its entirety after deleting the app and then logging in and out multiple times and finally restarting my phone with the library open and then opening the app back up after the restart and letting it sit and think about my library until the thinking circle stopped popping up and my whole library was back. I had to wait for half an hour but books are back Yay!
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  • Oct 15, 2020

    By Lori Duffy
    I seem to be having the same problems as others. My Samsung Nook tablet all of a sudden stopped working correctly. It's very slow opening and won't load anything. So I thought I'd download the app to my phone. Well the same thing is happening. I can't get into the bookstore and all my library is gone! What is going on? I hope someone figures this out soon!
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  • Nov 5, 2020

    By Adriana Suaste
    As many others my app worked fine until it didn't, no notice was given. I pretty much have to pray information out of their mouths, I sent several emails all responded with the same generic answer: We will let you know once the services have been restored. Although my husband who has the same app received one or two messages and even a gift card to apologize for the trouble, some of my books have been restored, however I start to doubt that the rest of them will. We want answers!!!
    more
  • Frustrating, riddled with bugs, counterintuitive Jun 20, 2019

    By KA Jiang
    I used to love my nook app - it was easy to use for all ages. There have been so many unnecessary changes rolled out so poorly that no one in the family wants to use their nooks because the app keeps changing, is counterintuitive, and frustrating - they’ve all downloaded kindle instead, and have asked me to simply buy paper books. Problems include: I can’t sort my archive - while it appears as an option in another family member’s profile, my profile does not have that option. With more than 400 books in my archive, it’s extremely difficult to find the books I want to read. Even if I know the author and exact title, the search function does not call up books we know are in the archive - they appear when I scroll through the archive, but not in search. Additionally, here’s the most ironic bug: the send feedback/report a bug feature doesn’t work - you can type, but the “send” button is grayed out and unavailable. Every time there’s an update I have to spend several hours scouring the FAQs to see if they took away functions or if we’re just seeing a bug, then analyze whose profile and account works correctly, then try it figure out why some family members have x function but others don’t. EVERY update at least one family member’s account or profile has a bug; and now, to even report the sorting bug, I had to go into one of my kids’ profiles since I couldn’t!
    more
  • Oct 29, 2020

    By Wendy Perkins
    Worked great for a while. Now, like many others, I can't access my library on my android tablet. A 40 minute call to customer service scored the 24-48 hour nonsense. The app hasn't been updated since the beginning of September. I had a nook reader, which was a piece of garbage and useless after a year or so. What gives, Barnes & Noble? Do you really want to send all your business over to Amazon?
    more
  • Nov 1, 2020

    By Sherrie Rebischke
    10/20/20 It won't let me search for anything in the bookstore. It used to work and suddenly for the past few days it stopped. Will change my rating when the issue is fixed. 11/01/20 ~UPDATE~ My library is still missing. IDK what I should do! I have a couple books I want to buy, I'm wondering if I should just go to Amazon instead. This is super insane BS and very bad business!
    more
  • Oct 29, 2020

    By Dan Zahner
    From 3/19: "This app does not work on my Lenovo tab 3 running android 6.0.1...." Update: The above-referenced problem was finally resolved, but try Googling "Barnes & Noble site down". Seems their system was hacked and e-book owners were unable to access their purchased books for a week or so. The site came back online for a time, but after signing out, then attempting to sign back in, they appear to be down yet again. So...consider carefully before you start building a Nook-based library,
    more

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