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Easiest to use with the world's best reading screen & longest battery life
  • Best–Text, ultra-crisp, reads just like paper – even in bright sun
  • Longest battery life – read for over 2 months based on a half hour of daily reading
  • Over 3 million books, get them in seconds w/ built-in Wi-Fi
  • No annoying ads
  • Always free NOOK support in-store
  • Borrow books from your public library
  • Register your new NOOK and receive $5 credit to spend on NOOK Books, apps, movies and more in the NOOK Store.  Credit expires 5 days after registration.
  • About this item

    Important Made in USA Origin Disclaimer: For certain items sold by Walmart on Walmart.com, the displayed country of origin information may not be accurate or consistent with manufacturer information. For updated, accurate country of origin data, it is recommended that you rely on product packaging or manufacturer information.

    Easiest to use with the world's best reading screen & longest battery life

  • Best–Text, ultra-crisp, reads just like paper – even in bright sun
  • Longest battery life – read for over 2 months based on a half hour of daily reading
  • Over 3 million books, get them in seconds w/ built-in Wi-Fi
  • No annoying ads
  • Always free NOOK support in-store
  • Borrow books from your public library
  • Register your new NOOK and receive $5 credit to spend on NOOK Books, apps, movies and more in the NOOK Store.  Credit expires 5 days after registration.
  • All-new NOOK the Simple Touch Reader:

  • Longest battery life
  • Read for more than 2 months on just one charge
  • Most advanced E-Ink Pearl Technology display with clear, crisp text
  • Over 2 million books, magazines, and newspapers
  • Incredibly easy, just touch and read
  • 6" touchscreen with fast page turns
  • Incredibly light(7.48 ounces), ultra-thin design
  • Expert recommendations and fun social features
  • Specifications

    Occasion: Christmas ,  Birthday
    Color: Black
    Manufacturer Part Number: BNRV300
    Battery Type: Lithium Ion
    Primary Shelf ID: 164001
    Battery Life: 720 hours
    Model: BNRV300
    Accessories Included: USB Cable
    Screen Size: 6"
    Brand: Nook
    Has Batteries: Y
    Features: WiFi enabled ,  Touch Screen
    Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.50 x 5.00 x 0.43 IN
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    I am new to e-readers. Are there any fees for downloading books? I am considering this as a gift for my wife becuase she loves to read.
    by americandrummer76 7/14/2011
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    • A. No fees for downloading "free" ebooks from eg Google ebooks, renting them from your local library. B/N requires a credit card from you when you sign up to establish an account. This is done just in case when you go shopping for ebooks but you still can download from B/N freed books. It just says purchased for 0.00 Hope this helps.
      by Soystar111/28/2013
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    • A. There are many FREE books to download but there are fees for newest ones,sometimes very low prices and sometimes more, but always cost less than purchasing "real" books..even paperbacks.
      by tryingtothinkpositive11/28/2013
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    • A. The only fee you pay is the price of the book. There are no download fees. So if the Ebook is $9.99 that is all you will have to pay.
      by usastevens11/28/2013
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    • A. There are no fees for downloading e-books. You have to pay for the purchase of the books of course but there are no fees in addition to the purchase prices.
      by DailyPlanetIntern12/12/2012
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    • A. There are no fees for downloading the books themselves, but the books do typically cost money to purchase. The NOOK Store offers over 2 million titles, from classics to hot new bestsellers. Most are $9.99 or less and thousands of NOOK Books are available for FREE.
      by An anonymous customer12/12/2012
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    • A. Some books are free while others can be anywhere from .99 to 35.99, it all depends on what you're looking for. Most new releases are approximately 1/2 the price of the hardcover versions.
      by MrsLB12/12/2012
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    • A. As long as you have wireless at home there aren't any fees for actually downloading books. If you want to buy a certain eBook then you'll have to pay the cost of it. If your local library participates in the eBook rental program, you can rent eBooks free of charge. Most of the "classic" books are available for free as well.
      by cadcguy2312/12/2012
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    My USB computer outlets do not accommodate the Nook USB Cable. Where can I buy a Power Adapter to charge my new Nook from a wall outlet?
    by Hatshepsut 11/29/2011
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    • A. I am somewhat surprised. Mine came with a wall outlet connector (which disconnects from the USB cable for direct connection to the computer). One end of the USB cable is standard, the other designed specifically for the proprietary Simple Touch connection. In any case, I saw the Power Adapter listed at the Barnes and Noble online store. (But, I would recheck whether your usb connector works since it is standard--only the interface to the Nook is different)
      by Skipe4212/9/2011
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    • A. ChihuahuaLover01 is wrong. This item DOES NOT COME WITH AN ADAPTER. You can buy one for about $9 at Barnes & Noble, or from Walmart or Amazon.
      by angusb6/1/2013
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    • A. Anywhere. And It seems odd that you say your USB outlets on your computer don't work. Any USB charger should work, including the one used to charge an iphone or other smart phone.
      by angusb12/6/2011
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    • A. It comes with a wall outlet adapter. But if you lost and you have a jawbone for a cell phone mine comes apart so I can use it and like the end of some cell phone plugs will also work. My husbands I pod cord also has to use a usb end. If you don't have any of those then check with some of your friends who might have an old cord for an old phone or something.
      by ChihuahuaLover0112/7/2011
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    • A. Try Amazon if you can't find an adapter in your local walmart store.
      by ArcheryFarms12/5/2011
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    • A. Wal-Mart has them on line. I haven't checked the actual Wal-Mart store because the USB cable fits in my computer. I would be sure you could order them from Barnes and Noble also because they are who makes the Nook.
      by DeepCotton12/4/2011
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    Customer Reviews | 214 reviews | 4.1 out of 5

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    Stays charged 2 weeks with wi-fi turned on Love it
    7/4/2011

    Customer review by wscbrown

    5.0 stars 7/4/2011 by wscbrown
    by wscbrown
    Top 500 contributor

    I owned the other model that is white and I had to charge it every 2 days I had just bought it and then the touch ereader came out so I returned the other one and bought the touch ereader. This one stays charged for 2 weeks with the wi-fi turned on. I haven't tried it with the wi-fi turned off. I have a light that I purchased from barns and noble to read at night, but during the day I don't need one. It is bright and clear in direct sunlight and in normal lighting. I have a Nook Color also and I can't use it outdoors because you can't see the screen so I alternate betwen the 2 of them depending on my location. Don't forget to download your free book every Friday at Barns and noble's website.

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    wscbrown
    Pound, VA
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:35 - 44
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Female
    Usage:Every day
    Top 500 contributor
    I LOVE IT!
    1/17/2012

    Customer review by princesskhym

    5.0 stars 1/17/2012 by princesskhym
    by princesskhym

    I am very satisfied with my purchase! Given the amount of time comparing it with other ebook readers, this won me over with its compact design, very much light-weight, and its crisp text display (It's not like reading through your computer screen, it's like you're actually reading on an actual book which I really love). The battery life is amazing! I bought this on December 30, 2011 and until now it still doesn't need recharging. I use it everyday, and I find myself reading more. I am really not interested in playing games on Nook or listen to music, so this really met all my expectations because I just want it solely for reading. Great choices of books from B&N, I love the highlight feature and also the quick look up definition feature and you can also change the font size. Above all, it's very user-friendly. I didn't even need to read more on the manual because right when I open my Nook Simple Touch for the first time, it has a quick and easy tutorial that helps you navigate your device. From the name itself, it's very simple to use, it turns the page faster which makes reading so easy. I love the design, it's small and I can just put it in my purse and it doesn't even take so much space in it. I love that it can read .pdf files and I can transfer my files on my Nook Simple Touch. I enjoy everything about this device, and I would recommend it to anyone.

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    princesskhym
    Temecula, California
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:18 - 24
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Female
    Usage:Every day
    Great!!! But...
    8/11/2011

    Customer review by PPanther2

    3.0 stars 8/11/2011 by PPanther2
    by PPanther2

    Very impressed. Bought the Nook for my 15 year old son and loved it so got one for myself. Very impressed! Only three negatives that I have found. 1. Almost every book I have found on BN for the Nook is more expensive by at least a few dollars than the exact same book available for the Kindle. This is disappointing.... 2. I actually live in the Middle East. So, when I returned found I am not able to purchase books or newspapers, etc from here. Only for residents of the US. My billing and resident address is in the US! Now, I admit, I probably could have researched this. But, there does not seem to be a good reason for this. I am still a resident of the US! But, there is a way around this... but it is a pain in the... 3. When using in the sun/heat the touch screen does not always work until it is cooler. But the Nook itself is a great product. Light enough for reading. Clear screen. Like it a lot.

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    PPanther2
    SoCal and Middle East
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:45 - 54
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every few days
    Good e-reader, but has some problems
    9/6/2011

    Customer review by w507c8259

    3.0 stars 9/6/2011 by w507c8259
    by w507c8259

    I love my nook. I spent a while trying to decide between a kindle or a nook. I decided on the nook because it has better features and I had a gift card for Wal-mart which doesn't sell kindle. I love that I can download books for free from my library and that there are so many choices for books at Barnes & Noble. I do have problem with my nook though. Sometimes there is shadowing from the previous page which can be annoying and the screen tends to freeze up. I learned that if I plug it in and then hold the on/off button for about 30 second that I can force my nook to shut down. But somedays it continues to freeze. The forward & back buttons still work though so I can still read just no do anything else. I would return it for a new one, but my return time frame at walmart has ended. Over all good, but I would get an extended warranty on it.

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    w507c8259
    Texas
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:25 - 34
    Ownership:2 - 3 months
    Gender:Female
    Usage:Every day
    12/4/2011

    Customer review by DeepCotton

    5.0 stars 12/4/2011 by DeepCotton
    by DeepCotton

    The Nook Simple Touch is a great e-reader. Since reading books is all I wanted to do with it, it is just wonderful. Having a computer, I didn't need to go to the web with it or play games, etc., so this Nook is prefect for me and I have no problems with it except "operator" ones. Had no problems with shipping to my home (free) and it arrived when they said it would. Since I am not very "technolgy" savvy, I went to my local public library and they helped me register the Nook because I had to had wi-fi to do that and I was having trouble getting one to use at home. Probably no problem to someone else, but it was greek to me. The library personnel also told me what download (free) I needed from their library for my computer. I went home and downloaded the software. I then went to the library site on my computer and "borrowed" a book from them and then side loaded it to my Nook at home - no problem, no wi-fi. Notice I said "side loaded" - I am gettting better at this. I researched the Kindle and Nook very throughly and I found this Nook to be the only one that said you could download books from a public library. Kindle may have that capability, but it was not stated in anything that I read. The Nook Simple Touch is a great product for the money. I love it!

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    DeepCotton
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:65 or older
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Female
    Usage:Every day
    Better than original Nook
    8/7/2011

    Customer review by Whoami

    5.0 stars 8/7/2011 by Whoami
    by Whoami

    I owned the original Nook but didn't like the fact that indexes had to be navigated using the arrows on the bottom touch screen. That was very slow. With the new Nook I can touch the link to the chapter directly, a much better solution. Word searches aren't any faster than before and I guess that's because ebook readers don't have quick processors like smart phones do. That plus the lack of a color graphics display is why the battery life on ebook readers is much longer. The microSD card slot on the new Nook is externally accessible unlike the internal position for the old Nook. My daughter now has that one. I didn't consider the Kindle because of the proprietary ebook format Amazon uses and the fact that it doesn't have a touch screen.

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    Whoami
    Roanoke, VA
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:55 - 64
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every few days
    An Amazing Incredible Machine
    7/25/2011

    Customer review by DailyPlanetIntern

    5.0 stars 7/25/2011 by DailyPlanetIntern
    by DailyPlanetIntern

    This is an amazing item! I loved my original version of the e-ink nook (the white one) but this one is so much more amazing! I love the touch screen. It's super responsive. This nook has many features that I wished my old one had. You have the option to find any page by typing in the number, unlike the original that had that weird and frustrating page selection bar. You have the option to jump back and forth to any chapter as well from the table of contents. And the dictionary is one of my favorite features. Just touch and hold a word for two seconds and the nook gives you the option to look up the word instantly! No keying it in personally needed! This nook is also great for anyone that's a fan of manga. The original e-ink nook would cut the bottom of the pages leaving parts of conversations unseen, but this nook gives you the option to shrink the page slightly to fit everything on the screen. Now this nook doesn't have a web browser or games like the original but with everyone having smart-phones and i-pods this shouldn't deter you. It's also smaller and lighter than the original, doesn't tire out your wrists like the original dose after a couple of hours. The power button on this devise is also impossible to bump and turn on or off by accident; so no accidental battery drainage. Bottom like this is a great devise! If you're on the fence take the plunge! You'll be glad you did.

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    DailyPlanetIntern
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:18 - 24
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Female
    Usage:Every few days
    Just the reader I would design
    11/19/2011

    Customer review by Toolqueen

    5.0 stars 11/19/2011 by Toolqueen
    by Toolqueen

    Finally! A Nook without all the frills I don't need. This is just a basic reader but perfect for those who just want to read and not play games, or surf the internet, check email, etc. Simple to use, very nice size and weight. Holds enough books for anyone and with the expandable memory, you can keep your whole library at your fingertips. I own the first generation Nook but prefer this one as I wanted a basic reader with a touch screen. The battery life is great also. I've gone for two weeks without even thinking about charging it and when I checked, I still had plenty of battery life left.

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    Toolqueen
    TN
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Ownership:2 - 3 months
    Usage:Every day
    Nook got me reading again!
    7/18/2011

    Customer review by MrsLB

    5.0 stars 7/18/2011 by MrsLB
    by MrsLB

    The convenience of having your favorite books all in one place and being able to carry them with you wherever you go is great! I'm still on my first battery charge, so I don't have experience w/life of one charge, but this edition of the Nook is excellent because the entire screen is touch, instead of just the bottom area like the 1st edition model. The fact that I can make the font larger is a huge plus, because I'm not getting any younger :)

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    MrsLB
    Clifton Park, NY
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:35 - 44
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Female
    Usage:Every few days
    Good and Bad Points
    12/8/2011

    Customer review by Skipe42

    3.0 stars 12/8/2011 by Skipe42
    by Skipe42

    I have thoroughly enjoyed my nook simple touch reader. Quick on/off, quick page changes, easy drag/drop loading of books. A little too much garbage on the home page for my taste, but it probably keeps the cost down. On the negative side: The on/off button on my first nook stuck. Sometimes I would have to finagle for a minute or two in order to free it so I could change its status from on to off or vice versa. Walmart replaced it without hesitation and the replacement worked beautifully for a week, then it would not unlock from sleep mode for one of the sleep screens (the others worked fine). I simply turned it off and then back on and was able to proceed. After a few more days, the nook failed to wake up from sleep mode. I could not turn it off and on, could not activate it using USB, and the chat rep and I could not perform a hard reset--doing so requires the machine to be off first and I couldn't get it to turn off. The nook's performance was such that I will try again. The first exchange was easily accomplished and I suspect the second will be equally painless. If I can find one that works, I will be a happy camper; otherwise, I may need to change brands.

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    Skipe42
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
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