Barnes & Noble has opened a Spanish-language digital bookstore, Nookbooks en español. It is selling Spanish-language bestsellers, new releases, classics, works in translation, and other books. There are also free works available, and all can be read on Nook devices.
B&N is working with international and U.S. publishers to expand its catalog of Spanish-language books. It currently includes more than a third of the top-selling trade Spanish-language titles in the U.S.
Patricia Arancibia, international content manager, digital products at B&N, said, “For the first time ever, Nookbooks en español enables Spanish speakers in the U.S., and those interested in learning and reading in Spanish, to get Spanish-language new releases, bestsellers, and classics in a digital format.” Theresa Horner, v-p of content, digital products, said the company’s goal is to make the largest and most diverse selection of digital content “convenient and accessible for everyone.”