Using Your NOOK in a B&N Store
As mentioned earlier, B&N stores have a Wi-Fi hotspot, so your NOOK can access free Wi-Fi while you are in the store (see Figure 12.6). Your NOOK automatically connects to a B&N hotspot when you are in the store so long as Wi-Fi is turned on. (It’s on by default.)
FIGURE 12.6 Tap the Read in Store button to enjoy something to read on your NOOK while drinking a coffee.
After your NOOK connects to the B&N hotspot, from the Home screen, tap NOOK Store.
When you’re connected to a B&N hotspot in a B&N store, you have the ability to read nearly any NOOK Book in the B&N store for up to 1 hour. Find a NOOK Book you’d like to read, tap the cover, and the Details screen opens (refer to Figure 12.6). Tap the Read in Store button, which opens a Read In-Store confirmation screen explaining the program and asking you to proceed. Tap Read to continue (see Figure 12.7). At this point, you can read for up to 1 hour.
FIGURE 12.7 The details for reading this book in store.
If you read a bit of a book in the store, exit out of the book you were reading, get up for a cup of coffee, and decide you want to keep reading, at the top of the NOOK Store, tap Recently Viewed. Tap the cover to see the Details screen.
If you want to see what is available for reading in the store, go back to the main NOOK Store page, and swipe left in the top half until you get to the Read in Store page. Tap Browse Read in Store eBooks.
There’s no doubt that B&N has a unique opportunity because of its brick-and-mortar presence. No other ebook reader has the capability of being paired with a retail outlet.