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Patti Smith to Publish Free Essay Exclusively on Nook

Today Barnes & Noble revealed that National Book Award winner and singer/songwriter Patti Smith will publish an essay exclusively for Nook users. Entitled “The Year of the Book,” readers must visit a Barnes & Noble store with a Nook device to download the essay.

The essay will be available on February 5th, only offered for four weeks. Here’s more about the essay: “In this exclusive essay for Barnes & Noble, Smith writes about the year that changed everything for her as a writer and about the books that got her there.”

The program works through the through the company’s “More in Store” program. Do you think this kind of in-store download program can help preserve the brick-and-mortar bookstore?

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