How to Download Nook Books to PC 2021

According to CNN Business, “Barnes & Noble attributed the decline to a drop in store traffic. Online sales also dropped 14.3% because of fewer promotions, including in Barnes & Noble’s Nook tablet business“. As time goes, readers don’t hold so much confident on Barnes & Noble’s business, so does the Nook eBook business. Actually, Barnes & Noble is the first company who reduces the download options among the  major eBook vendors. Now, it is very hard for readers to download the Nook books to their computers because they have discontinued the Nook for PC/Mac and web downloading option. I know many people have consumed ebooks in this store for a very long time. Apparently, reducing the methods of downloading Nook books push away the customers who want to purchase ebooks from Barnes & Noble. In my aspect, this action will take some responsible for the decline of Barnes & Noble’s revenue. To address Bares & Noble’s wrong action, I will share 3 different ways to download Nook books so you can back up your purchased nook books safe locally.

Part 1. Download Nooks Books to Computer

Although Barnes & Noble had tried hard to discontinue the Nook book reading on computer, we still can find valid ways to download Nook books to computer, especially for Windows system users.

Download Nook books to Windows

The three methods worked smoothly when I tested them, but now only Nook Windows App is still working.

Method 1
Download Nook books to windows via Nook App from Windows store

Nook offers the Nook app for Windows 10 on Windows Microsoft store. If you are using Windows 10 or Windows 8,  you can log in your Windows store to search “Nook” apps and install it at your computer to get your Nook books downloaded.

1. Download Nook app for Windows 10 if you still have not installed it. Then launch Nook for PC and sign in with your Nook account information.

2. When you log in, all Nook books will be displayed at your Nook library. If the book is not downloaded, there will be a download icon at the top left corner. Just click it to download Nook books to your computer.

download button

For Nook books downloaded by this way, you can remove Nook DRM with Epubor Ultimate with only 1 click.

remove nook drm

Note: You have to contact support@epubor.com with your Nook account information to request the nook key to decrypt your Nook books.

 

Method 2
Download Nook books to windows via Nook for PC (Old Nook for PC version)

 

  • Updated:This method does not work any more since 1/1/2019. Many users reported that they will get error code when they try to download the books via Nook for PC although they still can log in their account and read the Nook books via Nook for PC.

When reading this title, you may think where can I find the old version of Nook for PC as Nook has already discontinued this application. Here I have prepared the installation package for you here.

Download Nook for PC Old Version

1. Download & install this software on your Windows computer.

2. Run Nook for PC and log in Nook account by inputting the email address & passwords. Then click on “Sign in” to login your Nook library.  

log in Nook for pc

3. As you have logged in, click on ” Library” tab at the left side bar, and you can see your books have been listed at the right main interface.

load nook library

4. To download Nook books, you can either click on the book cover to download the ebooks or click on “Option”–>>”Download” to download Nook books.

download nook books to computer

5. As you can see that this book has been successfully downloaded to my Windows computer.

downloaded nook epub

Method 3
Download Nook books to Windows via Nook study

 

  • Updated 10/19/2019: This method doesn’t work any more since Nook has discontinued its server.

I have test this method about half a year ago and ensure this method still works. But when I try this application at my Windows again today(5/4/2019), I can not log in my account any more. Below is the error message when I try to log in my account. It never let me sign in successfully even my account information is correct.

nook study log in error

If you like, you can still give a shot. Please let me know is this method still working on your area. Below is the valid installation package I collect for you guys.

Download Nook Study Old Version

Steps of logging in Nook study and downloading nook books successfully

Step 1. Run Nook study on your PC, fill in your Nook account information and close it before times out.

Step 2. Re-open Nook study, your will see there is a processing bar in the login window showing that Nook is loading your library.

loading nook study library

Once your library has been loaded, you will see all your Nook books at your Nook library.

nook study library

Step 3. Click the book cover, you will download your Nook books successfully.

download nook books

I have tested this method for many times, and it works like a charm. Just give a try, and it will not let you down.

Download Nook books to Mac

I know many people do not have the Windows computer, but only Mac. If you want to download your Nook books to mac for backup, this is really a challenge but you still can achieve this goal follow the following workaround.

As I have mentioned in above part that we can still find some ways to download Nook books to Windows computer, why not change your Mac to Windows? Yes, I mean install Windows system on your Mac computer. I know some of you already are dual-boot users. So you can follow the above instructions to download Nook to Windows system. If you only have one system on your Mac computer, installing the Windows system is still a work around. If you think this is worth to try, you can search “How to install Windows system on Mac” to get the Windows system installed and then download Nook books to Mac.

Part 2. Download Nook Books to eReaders

1. Download Nook books to Nook

As Nook has its own eReader, this is the easiest way to download nook books. Below is the detailed steps.

Step 1. Start your Nook eReader and sign in with your own Nook account information.

Step 2. Go the library, and then tap the book cover to download Nook books to your library. Once the books have been downloaded, the download icon will be disappeared. Your books will be downloaded to your Nook eReader, but Nook books downloaded via Nook eReader are hidden so you can not find them.

download nook books to nook

2. Download Nook books to Kindle & Kobo

Besides Nook eReader, Kindle and Kobo are the most popular eReaders among the market. Many eBook lovers inquiry if there is any way to download nook books to Kindle or Kobo? Sure, you can get the answer from converting Nook to Kindle or read Nook books on Kindle.

Part 3. Download Nook Books to iOS & Android Devices

1. Download Nook books to iOS device

Step 1.  Please go to your  Apple store to search “Nook” to download and install your Nook app for iOS.

Step 2. Launch the Nook app for iOS and then sign in with your Nook account information.

Step 3.
When you log in, the Nook app will display all your purchased book. You’ll also see that there is a “Download” button at bottom of your book cover. Just tap “Download” button to download Nook books.

download nook books ios

2. Download Nook books to Android device

Step 1. Please download and install the Nook from your Google play store. Or you can get it from Nook official website.

Step 2. When the installation has been finished, please launch it and sign in with your Nook account.

Step 3. All books will be displayed at your library with the “Download” button beside it. To download Nook books, just tap the “Download” button and the downloading process will start.

download nook books to android device


Frequently Asked Questions about downloading Nook books

Q1: Why I cannot find the Nook books downloaded to my Nook?

A: You can not see any books downloaded via your Nook eReader because they are in a hidden partition. If you want to back up your Nook books, please download Nook books to your computer and then run Epubor software to remove Nook DRM.

Q2: How to backup Nook books?

A: For backing up Nook books, please read this article How to Backup Nook Books.

Q3: Where are nook books stored on android ?

A: The books downloaded to your Android device will be stored here: /data/data/bn.ereader/files/B&N Downloads/Books. But this path is only accessible to root on the device.

Q4: Where are nook books stored on windows 10?

A: If you are download the Nook books via Nook for PC(old version) or Nook study, you can find Nook books stored here: Documents—>My Barnes & Noble eBooks.
If you download Nook books via Windows Store Nook app, you can find it here: C:Users”username”App DataLocalPackagesBarnesNoble.Nook_ahnzqzva31enc LocalState
Epubor Ultimate can detect and decrypt Nook books both downloaded via Nook for PC and Nook app for Windows.

Q5: Can I remove Nook DRM with Epubor Ultimate?

A:
Sure, you can remove drm from nook ebook with Epubor Ultimate. Here is the detailed guide>>How to Remove Nook DRM (2020 Updated).

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