In another indication of the mainstreaming of e-books and e-readers, Barnes& Noble has reached agreement with Best Buy for the consumer electronicsretailing giant to carry B&N's nook as well to distribute BN eReadersoftware. Best Buy is expected to sell the e-reader through all 1,070 of itsstores beginning April 18 as well as offering it through its Web site. Withinthe stores, the nook will be sold in a display similar to ones used at B&Nbookstores. Through the BN eReader software, consumers will be able to buy allthe digital content stores in the B&N's e-bookstore.

Best Buy already sells the iPad and through its Web site sells various SonyReaders. "We look forward to showcasing nookwithin our growing e-book reader collection," said Chris Homeister, senior vicepresident and general manager of the Home Entertainment Group at Best Buy.