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Image Gallery: Hands on with the B&N Nook in the Barnes & Noble retail store

One of the unique features that Barnes & Noble promised for the B&N nook was the retail store experiences. With the nook 1.1.0 update nook owners now have access to store specific content, including short ebooks and coupon offerings. The first coupon to appear is for a free cookie each time you show the barista your nook and the coupon ($1.95 priced cookie).
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By Matthew Miller, Contributor on
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One of the unique features that Barnes & Noble promised for the B&N nook was the retail store experiences. With the nook 1.1.0 update nook owners now have access to store specific content, including short ebooks and coupon offerings. The first coupon to appear is for a free cookie each time you show the barista your nook and the coupon ($1.95 priced cookie).

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Your nook will automatically pick up that you are in a Barnes & Noble store and the B&N symbol will appear next to the wireless status symbol.

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The two options that appear on the lower display after you connect in the store.

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As you can see there is some content available to you that only appears when you are physically in a retail store. You need to select this offer to see what content is available.

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There were nine available titles in my local store when I checked yesterday.

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You can quickly browse and select content using the cover view in your bottom display too.

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I selected the free Dean Koontz title to check out and here were the options in the bottom display.

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Download status appearing on my nook. After you download the content you can view it outside the store too.

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You may also find promotions and coupons while in the store. This free cookie offer is available until January.

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Selecting the free cookie offer shows you more details about the steps you have to take to get your cookie. You must physically shown the barista your nook with the cookie coupon on the display.

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Here you can see I selected the double chocolate cookie. These are $1.95 at my local Barnes & Noble store so this is a pretty good deal, if you ask me.

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I slipped my nook into my M-Edge Kindle Latitude Jacket and discovered it fits just about perfectly, including the four corner braces.

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The nook is held in place while also having a good screen protection mechanism while carrying your nook in your bag.

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The Latitude Jacket zips closed on the nook to keep it held securely in place.

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