The Nook Glowlight Plus is currently available “renewed” for $149 with free shipping at Amazon, but is anybody even interested in buying Nooks anymore?
That’s the lowest price I’ve seen Barnes and Noble’s 7.8-inch Nook selling for since it was introduced in May 2019.
It’s being sold as “renewed”, which is Amazon’s new term for refurbished. Renewed items come with a 90-day Amazon renewed guarantee.
The regular retail price of the Nook Glowlight Plus is $199 so that’s 25% off the price of a new one.
Compared to other brands, $149 is as cheap as it gets for a 7.8-inch E Ink ereader.
If it was a 7.8-inch waterproof Kindle with page buttons and a warm frontlight at that price it would be out of stock in 5 minutes. But Nooks are a different story.
Barnes and Noble’s software is well behind Kindles and Kobos and Onyx’s ebook readers, but the Glowlight Plus has some nice hardware upgrades for the price. At $149 it’s the same price as the 6-inch Kindle Paperwhite without ads. That’s pretty surprising when you think about it, considering the Nook adds a larger 7.8-inch screen, page buttons on both sides, and a warm and cool frontlight instead of just a cool frontlight like the Paperwhite offers.
Of course Nooks have some quirks that Kindles do not. See my Nook Glowlight Plus review for more information about the device and to see a video review of it in action.