How to Download NOOK Books to PC/Mac/iPad/iPhone/Android

Many people who have purchased NOOK eBooks from Barnes & Noble would like to download books on their devices for offline reading, such as downloading books to Windows, Mac, iPad, iPhone, and Android. Since Barnes & Noble confirmed in 2013 that it has ended support for its NOOK app for Mac and older Windows PC, the ways to download NOOK eBooks have changed a lot.

Currently, only a few platforms (Windows 10, 8.1/8, IOS, Android) can download NOOK books. You can click on the specific part to know how to do it.

Tips: The downloaded books are under NOOK DRM protection. If you want to read these books on other platforms freely (non-NOOK), you will need to remove NOOK DRM. To know the details, you can read How to Remove NOOK DRM.

How to Download NOOK Books to Windows

This method only works on Windows 10, 8.1/8. We have no way to download NOOK books on the rest of the Windows operating system because the NOOK app is available for only Windows 10 and Windows 8.1/8.

Step 1. Install NOOK Reading App for Windows in Microsoft Store

Click here or search “NOOK” in your Microsoft Store. Then, click on “Get” > “Install” to install this application on your Windows computer.

Install NOOK for Windows in Microsoft Store

If you cannot find this app in your Microsoft store or it says it is not available in your country, please change your region in Windows settings.

Select Settings > Time & language > Region & language. Under Country or region, you can select a country that can get NOOK, such as United State.

Change Country or Region in Windows Settings

Step 2. Sign in and Download NOOK Books to PC

Sign in the application with your NOOK account. All the books you have purchased from Barnes & Noble will show in Library. See the download icon in the upper left corner of the book? Click on it and the book will start downloading to your Windows PC.

Download NOOK Books to PC

What is the Download Location?

NOOK books (EPUB files) are stored in C:\Users\user name\AppData\Local\Packages\BarnesNoble.NOOK_ahnzqzva31enc\LocalState.

How to Download NOOK Books to Mac

Barnes & Noble is no longer supporting NOOK for Mac, so the only way to download NOOK books is to install a Windows 10/8 in your Mac, and then follow the first part.

You can install it in dual-boot fashion so that both Mac and Windows are available to you all the time. Or maybe install the Windows system with Mac virtual machine software.

Run Windows on Mac

How to Download NOOK Books to iPad/iPhone

Launch the App Store on your iPad or iPhone, and then install the “NOOK” app by Barnes and Noble (or click here). Once logged in, the app displays the covers of all the purchased books. They will start downloading to your iPad/iPhone automatically.

Download NOOK Books to iPhone

How to Download NOOK Books to Android

To read and download NOOK eBooks on your Android device, follow the simple steps below.

1. Open the Google Play Store app on Android, and search for the NOOK (or click here).

2. Download and install the NOOK app.

3. Launch the app and log in with your NOOK account.


Susanna is the content manager and writer of Filelem. She has been an experienced editor and book layout designer for many years, and interested in trying and testing various productivity software. She is also a huge fan of Kindle, who has been using Kindle Touch for nearly 7 years and carrying Kindle almost wherever she goes. Not long ago the device was at the end of its life so Susanna happily bought a Kindle Oasis.

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