One of the great features of Barnes & Noble’s Android-powered Nook is that it can be used to browse entire books for free when connected to a B&N store’s WiFi. This is an oft-mentioned selling point, though I usually recall it once I’ve arrived at my local Barnes & Noble Nook-less. According to my discussions with several other Nook owners, I’m not the only absent-minded fan. But there is another feature, or service, rather, that B&N offers that just might be incentive enough to jog your memory and cause you to grab your ereader before a spontaneous weekend trip to the book store. More in Store is B&N’s rolling selection of free content from new and best selling offers, available in-store to Nook owners alone. Show up, download the books to your Nook, and they’re yours to keep. Not to mention that you’ll find coupons for the cafe and other discounts as well.
Today, Barnes and Noble announced their More in Store schedule of releases for September. It is embedded below. For more information on More in Store, check out the B&N information page here.
Barnes & Noble Announces September “More in Store(TM)” Offers Available Only on NOOK(TM)
Mouth-Watering Fall Recipes and Celebrity Spotlights are Featured for September
New York, NY – September 7, 2010 – Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest bookseller, today announced the September line-up for the “More in Store(TM)” program for NOOK(TM), the Barnes & Noble eBook Reader. Available only in Barnes & Noble stores and only on NOOK, the free More in Store program offers NOOK customers new, exclusive content from bestselling and new authors, special offers and savings, and weekly bestseller and new release lists.
Barnes & Noble’s free in-store Wi-Fi service makes access to More in Store content easy. With just a simple tap of the NOOK “shop” button, customers can explore content from authors such as Lee Child, Cecily von Ziegesar and Project Runway’s Tim Gunn, and in-store promotions including special savings and free café offers. More in Store is updated weekly and each new feature is available for four weeks on a rolling basis. Once a customer downloads the content to their NOOK, it is saved to their digital locker and can be accessed at any time.
The Barnes & Noble More in Store for NOOK September line-up includes:
• September 5
Roasted Sweet Potato and Parsnip Soup with Sausage by Mark Bittman
New York Times food columnist Mark Bittman is famous for helping readers cook delicious, accessible dishes that are great crowd-pleasers. Now, he’s created a special fall soup, exclusively for NOOK owners.
Forever – An Exclusive Excerpt by Maggie Stiefvater -
Maggie Stiefvater’s bestselling books Shiver and Linger garnered widespread praise for their lyrical writing and intense storylines. Stiefvater is giving NOOK owners an exclusive sneak peek at the third book in the trilogy – Forever – which will be out next summer.
• September 12
The Cliffhanger by Lee Child
#1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child writes electrifying thrillers that keep his fans, “Reacher Creatures,” turning the pages. For the first time, he’s releasing two books in one year. Can you figure out what happens after the cliffhanger?
What it Took by Cecily von Ziegesar
Gossip Girl creator Cecily von Ziegesar has turned her hand to writing about college in her new release, Cum Laude. In this funny, evocative and exclusive essay for NOOK owners, she talks about her own experiences in college and how they brought her to where she is today.
• September 19
Tim Gunn’s A Word to the Wise
Fans of the hit TV show Project Runway are no stranger to the hilarious Tim Gunn. But this style guru has a softer side. In this exclusive essay for NOOK owners, Gunn talks about the lessons he’s learned in life.
If I Knew Then What I Know Now by Bobbi Brown
Cosmetics master Bobbi Brown has been making women beautiful for years. Now, she’s writing exclusively for NOOK owners about her teenage years and how things would have been different if she had the wisdom then that she has today.
• September 26
Finding the Funny by Marlo Thomas
People who grew up with Marlo Thomas and Free To Be… You and Me can never get enough of her fresh, funny and energetic personality. In an exclusive essay for NOOK owners, Thomas talks about growing up around some very funny people and how they inspired her upcoming memoir.
An Afternoon and a Half with Patricia Neal by Sam Wasson -
Actress Patricia Neal was magnificent as the star of movies like The Fountainhead, The Day the Earth Stood Still, and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Exclusively for Barnes & Noble, Sam Wasson writes about two unforgettable meetings with this Hollywood legend.
Getting to the Magic by Mary Pope Osborne -
Mary Pope Osborne’s wonderful “Magic Tree House” series is a favorite among young readers for its combination of adventure, friendship and magic. In this exclusive piece for NOOK owners, Osborne talks about the evolution of her series and the kids who helped her get there.
• eBook Bestsellers and eBook New Releases Lists
As always, NOOK readers can access Barnes & Noble eBook Bestseller and eBook New Releases lists. The lists are available as a part of the “shop” feature on NOOK and offer book overviews, free sample chapters and customer ratings to help readers with buying decisions.
eBook Bestsellers for the week of September 6 include: Spider Bones (Temperance Brennan Series #13) by Kathy Reichs, Bearers of the Black Staff (Legends of Shannara Series #1) by Terry Brooks, Hangman (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series #19) by Faye Kellerman, The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven: A Remarkable Account of Miracles, Angels and Life Beyond This World by Kevin & Alex Malarkey, and Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert.