B&N Nook HD, Nook HD+ Now in Stock at Target

Still waiting on your Nook HD or HD+? You’re not alone, and lucky for you a solution is in sight.

Barnes & Noble is having a minor Sandy related distribution snafu, with many stores having limited supplies and some stores having none at all. Even B&N.com is so short that they won’t be shipping any more orders for another week. This was truly unfortunate for me because I had been wanting to buy the HD+, and I hate waiting.

But today my wait was over. My local Target store in Woodbridge VA has both the 7″ and the 9″ models in stock. They also have some cases.

This is rather curious because the website said that my store only had the Nook HD+ on hand. Obviously the website was wrong, and I would not trust it to accurately describe the stock situation at any other Target store. You’ll need to check in person.

But I have my 9″ tablet in hand, and I’m looking forward to playing with it. I had little interest in trying yet another 7″ tablet, but the differences inherent in a 9″ screen size could be interesting.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. Brian7 November, 2012

    “Even B&N.com is so short that they won’t be shipping for another week.”

    Maybe for new orders? My HD+ from B&N.com came yesterday.

    1. Nate Hoffelder7 November, 2012

      Maybe it is just the new orders, then.

      1. Tyler7 November, 2012

        Or the same thing as with the Nook Glow. They may just be trickling in. Even if target has them, they probably don’t have a wall of them in the backroom. They probably just have a few in the display case.

        1. Nate Hoffelder8 November, 2012

          But it’s still more than most B&N stores.

          1. Tyler8 November, 2012

            Do you think they are shipping these straight from Barnes and Noble to Target? No they ship them to Target’s Distribution Centers. Then they go to Target. So we do not know if they got to Target before the storm and if they are not located in the North East.

            Also when you say more, how many? What are the counts that went to a Target store and what went to Barnes and Noble.

            1. Nate Hoffelder8 November, 2012

              I don’t have exact counts but I do have access to a Facebook group for store level B&N folks. There are stores which still have not received any, and everyone else who has commented on the issue only has a limited supply.

            2. Tyler8 November, 2012

              I gave you a plausible explanation as to why Target stores would have them where Barnes and Noble do not. That is all.

  2. Mike Cane8 November, 2012

    Pic of it next to the fake iPad Mini!

  3. kurt8 November, 2012

    looking forward to that in depth review – hurry 🙂

  4. Iva8 November, 2012

    No BN stores had in the Boston area the 7 inch. Just got my 7 inch last night at Target, they had about 8 in stock.

    1. Tyler9 November, 2012

      How do you like it?


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