Editors' Note: The "Download Now" link directs you to the Google Play page where you must continue the download process. This download may not be available in some countries.
Nook offers lots of books and advanced settings, but it's locked down to Barnes & Noble. If you're already tied to that ecosystem, it's a fantastic app. It's also good way to get a few free eBooks or read new books on your favorite gadget.
This app requires you to sign in with a Barnes & Noble account. Once you do, it will let you read any books you buy on all of your gadgets, including smartphones, tablets and, of course, eReaders. The app makes it relatively easy to browse the entire Barnes & Noble collection, too. It starts you off with a few freebies that are in the public domain. New books download really quickly; it took only a few seconds to get a robust novel like "Pride and Prejudice." The app mimics a book with a neat page-turning animation whenever you move to the next page. Nook can change page colors, layout, and more, but you'll probably be most comfortable sticking to the default settings.
There's a reason this app has been one of the most popular eReaders for a while. It gives you solid features and plenty of things to read. If you're tempted to try Nook, there's never been a better time. It's a neat way to turn your tablet into an eReader.
Get an incredible reading experience with NOOK for Android. Choose from NOOK books, periodicals, and comics on your Android smartphone or tablet. Shop over 3 million titles including bestsellers, new releases, and the hottest newsstand issues. Sample any NOOK Book for free - or try any newspaper or magazine subscription FREE for 14 Days. NOOK for Android lets you choose from different font sizes, turn pages with the flick of a finger, and search for words in the downloadable in-app dictionary. You can also sideload ePub files, and easily lend books to friends with the LendMe feature. The app even comes loaded with free books. And so you never lose your place, NOOK for Android syncs the last page you've read across your smartphone, tablet, or computer. No matter which device, always pick up right where you left off. With NOOK for Android, read what you love, anywhere you like.