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Put the World’s Largest Bookstore on your iPhone!

The official Barnes & Noble iPhone app is the ideal store companion for book lovers who want quick and easy access to the world of books. Use your iPhone to search, browse, and shop for millions of items. Our store locator will help you find the Barnes & Noble store nearest you, see upcoming events, and get directions. Plus, explore amazing, exclusive Barnes & Noble content from your iPhone including Product Details, Product Images, Customer Reviews, Editorial Reviews, Best Sellers, NOOK devices and much more.

(Please note that in order to provide the best pricing for our customers, we are currently unable to provide an in-app shopping experience for Digital Content, including NOOK Books.)

• Massive selection of millions of Books, Textbooks, Kids' books, Magazines, CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray, Toys & Games, Home & Gift items, Gift Cards and much more
• Search using your iPhone camera by scanning the product barcode or by typing your search criteria
• Find your closest Barnes & Noble, get maps and directions, and view upcoming events
• Wondering what to read next? Browse through different categories and best seller lists curated especially for you by our experienced Booksellers!
• Fully secure. All purchases go through the secure Barnes & Noble systems
• Access your purchase history and manage your Barnes & Noble account all through the app
• Reserve items to be Picked up in Store right through the app
• Get notified of promotions and store events

What’s New

Version 3.2

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

1.8 out of 5
2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

Just one review for today. ,

Everything takes forever to load and I have to sign in

I really can’t stand this app.

First things first: It’s an app, so I feel like 1) when I hit “Remember Me” my information should already be filled in and 2) I shouldn’t be logged out every time I close the app. If it’s an app then that usually means I only want to buy stuff on my account, not someone else’s, so I should always be logged in.

Next: It takes FOREVER to load anything. I will click any button on this app and it will give me a huge loading symbol on the screen that just sits there for forever. I know it is not an Internet issue because I have very high speed Internet and am always on WiFi when i use this app.

Lastly: It doesn’t tell me if my orders are being delivered. When I see my order status, it only tells me “Processing” or “Completed”. For example, on November 25th, I order two sets of calligraphy pens and a bullet journal. Until November 28th, it said “Processing”. On November 28th, I went to check on the order and it said “Completed”, without telling me about when the three items would be here. On November 29th, the bulletin journal arrived, but not the calligraphy pens. I double-checked the order, and all it told me was “Completed”. Again, no estimated time that the other two thirds of my order would be here. Just “Completed”.

Fix these problems, please, before they drive me insane.

Fox_Fire_2000 ,

Fix the App

This Barnes & Noble app is full of glitches and bugs. It doesn’t keep you signed in if you close the app, and half of the time will sign you out even if you haven’t closed the app. The app doesn’t save your local store location. It always changes its location to Hamilton. The app is slow as a snail. If you select a book you want to view on the app, and then go back to view the list, it jumps back to the top of the list. When you put an item in your cart from the wishlist, it leaves to the cart, and you have the select your wishlist from the side bar if you want to go back to your wish list to add more books to your cart. When you delete an item from your wishlist, it reloads the whole page, taking you back to the very beginning of your wishlist. Between all of this nonsense and the extreme slowness of the app, it makes for an unenjoyable experience and a complete pain to use. There is no incentive to want to use the Barnes & Noble app. Is it that hard to make it a little bit more similar to eBay and Amazon’s app experience? This app has a 1.5 star rating and it doesn’t look like the app has been updated in 3 years. Barnes & Noble, I’m a rewards member and enjoy supporting the company, but seriously, get the act together and start by fixing this app. I would be very happy to change my rating and review of the Barnes and Noble app, but first, it has got to change.

Paige Markham ,

Need More Focus on Improving Mobile App

I love B&N & shop with them a lot, but they seem to be lost in an old shopping paradigm & they need to get the modern world. Most people shop on their smart devices. I use this app frequently &, unlike what other reviewers have said, there IS the ability to filter search results, etc. However, B&N really needs to fix the following: 1) Stop signing me out of the app at all on my smart phone. That may make sense on the web (though you should really make it MY option even there), but it makes absolutely NO sense on the phone app. And it’s annoying because it doesn’t tell you. You only know when you go to add something to your cart or wishlist. And it happens about every 10 mins even when you’re actively browsing, so you’re constantly having to sign back in. 2) Fix the WiFi issue. All of a sudden app thinks it has no signal when there IS one & it strong. Or sometimes it starts up that way, even in the store, so you have to force it to use cellular. Ridiculous! 3) Allow Nook purchases. Given that Nook is meant to be on mobile devices, it makes no sense that you can’t purchase them on the very device you’ve going to use it on.

App Privacy

The developer, Barnes & Noble, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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