Barnes & Noble, the world’s largest bookseller, says that in the coming days NOOK for iPad customers will be able to access one of the largest selections of digital periodicals,including more than 175 full-color, interactive magazines and leading newspapers.

NOOK Kids for iPad app users can access more than 550 engaging, interactive children’s picture books through that newly updated app. All NOOK iPad, iPhone and iPod touch customers can continue to enjoy their Barnes & Noble digital libraries through the newly updated free reading applications.

NOOK for iPad will soon be updated to offer the interactive magazine experience first available on the award-winning NOOK Color. Optimized for high-resolution displays, iPad users will have access to popular daily, weekly and monthly periodicals, including Esquire, Maxim, Forbes, Food Network Magazine, Newsweek, Popular Science, ESPN The Magazine, Elle, O, the Oprah Magazine, Parenting: Early Years, The Washington Post, USA TODAY, The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times and more.

Through Barnes & Noble’s exclusive ArticleView technology, readers can customize the article’s text to their favorite style in a central panel on the display. NOOK Magazines can be enjoyed in both portrait and two-page landscape view and feature a slider and other interactive tools to enable the user to move throughout the magazine. NOOK Newsstand periodicals are available for subscription at with a 14-day free trial and via single copies.

With NOOK Kids for iPad, parents and young readers can enjoy their NOOK Kids collection of children’s content from more than 550 digital picture books in an interactive form. They can enjoy stories featuring favorite characters including SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer and Disney’s Cars, plus classics like Fancy Nancy, Curious George, Barbie and many more. Through exclusive AliveTouch technology, readers can interact with words and pictures and even have some read aloud with the Read To Me narration feature. Barnes & Noble’s youngest customers can also enjoy more than 12,000 children’s chapter books on all NOOK iPad and iPhone free reading apps, offering the ability to change the text appearance, take notes and look up words.

The updated free NOOK for iPhone app, along with NOOK for iPad, gives users access to their personal collection of NOOK Books, with the ability to sync last page read, notes and highlights across other NOOK devices and apps, customize their font style and size, and more. Customers can shop for new content in Barnes & Noble’s NOOK Bookstore of more than two million titles by going to through the Safari browser on their device or any computer, or by using any of the NOOK devices. All purchases will automatically appear in the NOOK Library on their iOS device.