NOOK GlowLight 3

NOOK GlowLight 3

by Barnes & Noble
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  • Read comfortably at any time of day
  • Seamless day-to-night reading with Night Mode
  • Soft touch finish on front and back for easy grip
  • Page-turning buttons for faster reading experience
  • Select NOOK newspapers & magazines free with purchase – see details

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NOOK GlowLight 3 in Night Mode

Now Featuring Night Mode

Night Mode allows you to easily shift to a warmer light for comfortable bedtime reading.

NOOK GlowLight 3 in hand

Comfortable Design

Soft touch finish makes it easy to grip and comfortable to hold for hours at a time.

NOOK GlowLight 3 buttons

Effortless Navigation

Page-turning buttons give you easier access to the books you love. Jump to the next chapter with a few clicks or fast-flip through multiple pages by holding down on buttons.

More Features & Contents

Our Highest Resolution

Our Highest Resolution

Enjoy crisper text, enhanced contrast, and a glare-free, scratch-resistant screen.

GlowLight Illumination

Featuring GlowLight Illumination

It’s powerful enough to read in bed or in the bright light of the sun. NOOK’s most advanced Ambient (Always-On) GlowLight technology lets you enjoy an evenly dispersed light.

Night Mode

Night Mode

There are two ways to activate Night Mode.
Manual: Adjust the light yourself.
Auto: Mimics the sun’s natural progression throughout the day.

Happy Face

Comfortable Design

Soft touch finish makes it easy to grip and comfortable to hold for hours at a time.

Battery Life

Long Battery Life1

It’s perfect for long road trips or even travel to remote corners of the world. Read for up to 50 days on a single charge. Get going and never look back.

Library of Books

So Many Books

Carry thousands of titles everywhere life takes you. Choose from the millions of books Barnes & Noble has to offer — and add to your library in seconds using built-in Wi-Fi®.

NOOK Cloud

Read Across All Your Devices

The free NOOK Reading App™ for iPhone, iPad and Android devices makes it easy to pick up right where you left off. Start a book on your NOOK and continue reading on your smartphone or tablet.

In-store Support

Free Lifetime In-store Support2

Visit any Barnes & Noble Store and receive free in-person support to help you get started, organize your library, or discover your next great read.

B&N Readouts

Now with B&N Readouts™

Enjoy a quick read for every moment with our new digital discovery feature. Offering a daily selection of free book excerpts, magazine articles, sneak peeks at upcoming releases, and more.

Device Specifications

Screen & Resolution

  • A 6" high-resolution 300-dpi screen with built-in glare- scratch- and fingerprint-resistant lens provides a paper-like reading experience.

Battery Life1

  • Read for up to 50 days on a single charge.


  • Physical page turning buttons help you navigate the way you like it.

Device Storage3

  • Holds thousands of books (8GB memory: 5.5GB for NOOK Store content and 1GB for side-loaded content).

Cloud Storage

  • All of your purchased eBooks are stored free in the NOOK Cloud.

Built-in Wi-FI®

  • Wireless connectivity via Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n). Free Wi-Fi in all Barnes & Noble stores and at 30 000 AT&T® hotspots nationwide.


  • Micro-USB connector charges your battery and connects to your computer.

Suggested File Types4

  • Text: ePub, PDF, Adobe DRM ePub and PDF.
  • Graphic: JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP.

Warranty & Service

  • One year limited warranty included.
  • Optional Extended Protection Plan sold separately.
  • As always, visit your local Barnes & Noble for free lifetime in-person support.(2)

In the Box

  • NOOK GlowLight 3
  • Micro-USB Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Rechargeable Battery (installed)
  • Built-in anti-glare screen protector

1 Based on 30 minutes of testing per day and 1 page refresh per minute with Glowlight at 10% brightness and wireless off. Battery life tests conducted using specific units tested for 25 days with an average drop in power of 2% per day. Actual results may vary based on device settings, usage, and many other factors.

2 Lifetime in-store support provides assistance for setup, connectivity, and basic troubleshooting when you visit Barnes & Noble bookstores.

3 Actual size and weight may vary by configuration and manufacturing process.

4 Adobe, the Flash logo, and Flash are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.

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Customer Reviews

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NOOK GlowLight 3 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Caroldaz 10 days ago
Love the new Glowlight 3! So easy to transfer ebooks from the cloud library to the Nook, takes just seconds! Easy to navigate, love the new backlighting!
Anonymous 8 days ago
At first I was sad tolearn this device wasn't waterprrof like the Glowlight Plus, but once I got a chance to use it, I think the tradeoff is worth it. The Glowlight 3 is the best Nook in every other way: the best screen, the best lighting (night mode is a revelation), a far better touchscreen, the return of the buttons, way more comfortable to hold, and more storage. What more could you ask for? This is the best e-ink read in this price range, no doubt.
Chodrak 8 days ago
B&N did a fantastic job on this new Glowlight! The feel in the hand is fantastic, but my favorite feature has to be the new auto-adjusting glowlight. It seamlessly changes between cool blue in the day to warm sepia in the evening. It may be all in my head, but this makes a huge difference reading at night -- much more comfortable. The software remains easy to use and minimal in a good way. I tested the device with library downloads, and had no problem loading EPUB books onto the device. This is much improved from the previous model. Overall, very highly recommended!
violet32 9 days ago
I love my new Nook Glolight 3! It is so easy to grip, the new lighting is great and I am loving the night time mode. The buttons on the side for page turning are the best new feature- so great when you're lying in bed reading.
camcam75 5 days ago
LOVE LOVE LOVE the new nook 3! I was so excited when BN brought back the design of the former simple touch because I love the buttons for turning pages. The nite glowlight is awesome. I love to read before bed so this light is great for not interfering with sleep. The BEST part for me is that you can adjust if you want the top or bottom buttons to turn the page forward/back, depending how you hold your nook. Like other reviewers, I agree that there needs to be covers for this new nook. Hurry up BN!!
Anonymous 6 days ago
I LOVE my new Nook GlowLight 3. Only problem is there isn't a case for it and I'm concerned about damage. Can I use a GlowLight Plus case?
Anonymous 8 days ago
I love this ereader!!!!! I'm so glad they changed it back to more of a look like the simple touch. It's comfortable to hold and so easy to read!!!! If you buy one you won't be sorry!!!
Bettikins 3 days ago
LOVE this new Nook! I've had every Nook and tablet since day one, so it's no surprise I would buy this one. I really like the 2015 Glowlight Plus, but appreciate that this one has the bluelight filter. Since using tablets and phones so much I've noticed a more difficult time falling asleep, so this is super. Also, the new buttons that allow you to flip quickly through chapters and pages is awesome! Thanks Barnes and Noble...I hope you come out with some covers and sleeves for this baby.
Anonymous 11 days ago
Anonymous 3 days ago
Positives: New eInk Screen New Glowlight Black Bezel Physical Buttons Negatives: BN Staff is clueless about product and accessories No cases available
Anonymous 3 days ago
This is faster and more responsive than the previous Glowlight plus. Contrast is better. overall reading is a better experience.
Anonymous 4 days ago
Had to replace my last nook and was disappointed that this one is not waterproof. Other than that, I like it well enough...but want a case for it! I feel like Barnes & Noble should give everyone who bought this before cases were even available should give us a code for a free case when they are available. That would make up for the lack of planning. If my other nook was not working, I would not have bought this one without a case being available.
PeteC 13 hours ago
Best Nook e-reader (versus tablet) yet! I started out with the Nook Simple Touch that was great, but clipping on an accessory light for reading at night left a bit to be desired. After it finally died, I bought the Glow Light Plus (which my wife was happy to get!), which is very good, though the elimination of page buttons and slick metal back in order to achieve water proofing was not my favorite trade off. Yes, water proof is nice, but never was an issue for me anyway, I prefer the soft touch surface, page buttons and physical Nook button on the Glow Light 3. The additional storage space is good to have, and I really like the return to the Simple Touch design overall. The glow light illumination is great and I really like the night mode lighting, very easy on the eyes in lower light levels. Handling is better than ever: The only quibble that I have so far is that B&N only offers a book cover for the GL3. I much prefer a sleeve, as when reading I much prefer to use this without a cover.
cwlady 2 days ago
I’m loving this new Nook. I’ve been using a Nook for many years when my latest one was having issues. I thought I would have to go to EBay to purchase an older version as I don’t like the tablet type because it made my eyes so tired. I thought I would check Barnes and Noble and lo and behold I saw this and preordered it. I love it! The only thing I saw that could be improved on is its slippery to my old dry hands. It would be nice to have a case or skin available when ordering. I’m hoping there will be something in the future.
The_Old_Spoke 2 days ago
I like the using the Nook Glowlight 3 reader. The reversable page turn buttons are nice to have. And the surface covering feels good and fingerprints clean up pretty easily. And it looks much better (to me anyway) than the previous Glowlight Plus. The store personnel say they don't know when a case or cover will be available. Won't a cover have to do something to avoid pressing the slightly raised page turn and home buttons when the covered reader is in a briefcase or a bag?
cynthiaellen 4 days ago
Ok, I like it as far as reading on it goes. But there is plenty of space for all my books and only half downloaded. Instead of being in the library I have to go to the store and it says purchased but will not download.
Anonymous 5 days ago
Absolutely. Love this dreaded.Just need a case for it!