Barnes & Noble announced this week that their Nook Simple Touch (review) and Nook Color (review) e-book readers will be available from OfficeMax and Fred Meyer stores beginning this Saturday, July 30th. OfficeMax locations can be found around the U.S. Fred Meyer is a Pacific Northwest grocery and department chain. Price points are $139 for the black-and-white E-Ink Pearl display model, and $249 for the full-color product.
Barnes & Noble revealed partnerships with the two retailers in separate releases, leaving the possibility that there are more to come. As part of their recent promotional push, B&N has teamed up with Mastercard to offer $10 worth of Nook Apps to anyone who purchases a Nook from a Barnes & Noble location with a Mastercard.