Target joins list of retailers selling Barnes & Noble Nook

Target is the latest company to pick up the Barnes & Nobel Book. The Minneapolis-based retailer joins several others in selling the $139 electronic book reader, including Richfield-based Best Buy.
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Target is the latest company to pick up the Barnes & Nobel Book. The Minneapolis-based retailer joins several others in selling the $139 electronic book reader, including Richfield-based Best Buy.

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