Barnes & Noble cuts Nook eReader prices ahead of Mother's Day

Barnes & Noble wants you to show your love for mom with either a discounted Nook Color tablet or Nook Simple Touch eReader.

If you have a mother with an inclination towards literature, you may want to pay attention to Barnes & Noble for Mother's Day this year.

The company is cutting the prices of its Nook Color tablet and Nook Simple Touch eReader ahead of the upcoming (and arguably most important) holiday. With the discount, the $169 tablet drops to $149, while its E Ink-based alternative drops from $99 to $79.

Also included with the deal is a free Nook gift bag, which is a big deal if you have the kind of mother that's into gift bags (or just likes taking things out of them). Total savings? Roughly $3.95.

Sadly, not included in the discounts is the Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight, the most recent of Barnes & Noble's offerings. That enticing little device will continue to retail for $139.

The Barnes & Noble deal is, of course, a temporary one, and only lasts until May 13th.