John Lewis to sell Nook readers

John Lewis, Britain's biggest department store group, is to be Barnes & Noble's first partner in the push to sell its Nook electronic book readers in Britain.

The US chain's Nook devices compete primarily with Amazon's Kindle and the Apple iPad. John Lewis will sell the devices at each of its 37 British stores.

Barnes & Noble has 25 to 30 per cent of the US e-books market.