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
• New Look and Feel
• Push Notification Enhancements
• Bug Fixes
Ratings and Reviews
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.
You download the Nook app to conveniently read your books on any device. You realize you want to purchase a new book, but oh! Wait! The Nook app will not support that. You are told you must use your Nook or the Barnes and Noble website to purchase a Nook book, the app is not efficient enough to handle this on its own. You decide it would be much more convenient to use the Barnes and Noble app instead of manually going to their website via your mobile device. You download this app, log into your account, locate the book you’ve been wanting to purchase for the past 20 confusing minutes...only to be told that this app does not support Nook purchases. Please just create a singular app where you can actually purchase Nook books and read them as well. After all this mess I’d rather spend my time writing this review bashing B&Ns hideous job than actually buying anything I intended to from them. Do yourself a favor and stay away from all their apps.
Won’t let me sign in
This problem started recently. I used to stay signed in and didn’t have any problems. Recently, however, when I try to sign in, I get an error message saying I’m an inactive user. Wrong!! I’m a very active user. There’s no way to remedy that so I went to create a new account. I got a message that I already have an account!! You must be signed in to get any assistance via chat or email. I tried calling the 800 number and an automated voice asked for my account number. Although I’ve been a member for some 20 years, I don’t have an account number. The store always just asks for my phone number. But the automated voice doesn’t recognize my phone number. I tried hitting 0. Nothing I tried asking to speak to a representative. Nothing. I’ve tried deleting and reinstalling the app. Didn’t help. If I could give a 0 star rating, I would because this app (which used to be pretty decent) is currently absolutely useless.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.