Office Depot Adding Kindle

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Boca Raton, Fla. - Office Depot will add Amazon's Kindle to its e-book reader assortment on Sept. 25.

The No. 2 office-supply chain will become the sixth national retailer and the last of its two category rivals to offer the best-selling device.

Target, Best Buy and Staples began carrying the Kindle last October, while Toys "R" Us and OfficeMax added it to their e-reader assortments this summer.

Like its predecessors, Office Depot is only authorized to sell Kindle through its brick-and-mortar stores. The retailer will also carry a full range of Kindle accessories, including cases and chargers, which join its current lineup of e-readers by Aluratek, Pandigital and Sony.

"We are thrilled to bring Office Depot customers this lightweight, portable, easy-to-read device that allows them to get all the books and news they want, when and where they want them," said Farla Efros, the chain's interim head of merchandising.

Added Amazon Kindle VP Mike McKenna: "We're excited that Office Depot is now offering its customers a new way to discover Kindle."


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