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Alternatives to buying a tablet.
Nook for Mac - http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/nook-for-mac/379003592
Nook for PC - http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/nook-for-pc/379003591
Nook for Web - http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/nook-for-web/379003594
Nook for Android - http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/nook-for-android/379003595