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Best Buy To Sell The NOOK E-Book Reader

4/12/2010 02:38:48 PM Eastern

New York
- Best Buy has entered into an exclusive arrangement to distribute the Barnes
& Noble NOOK e-book reader.

Best Buy will sell the NOOK though its stores and online for
$259.99. Each store will host a kiosk where customers can take the NOOK for a
road test. The chain will also sell a line of NOOK accessories.

Best Buy also named Barnes & Noble a preferred bookstore and
it will place the Barnes &Noble's BN Reader for free on certain laptops,
netbooks, desktop computers and smartphones sold at the store. These devices
will be supported by Best Buy's Geek Squad, the company said.