– 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.