John Lewis will become the first UK retailer to sell US bookseller Barnes & Noble’s e-reader the Nook.

Barnes & Noble revealed last week that it was to launch the Nook, which has proved successful in the US, in the UK. At the time Barnes & Noble said it would reveal partnerships with leading retailers at a later date.

John Lewis will sell the Nook Simple Touch and Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight online and in stores from October.

Shoppers will be able to purchase ebooks through the device’s online store

Barnes & Noble president of digital products Jamie Iannone said: “John Lewis is where knowledgeable customers turn for trusted advice on the best products to purchase, and they are a perfect partner to help launch Nook in the UK.

“We look forward to bringing more choice and convenience to discerning UK customers with our critically acclaimed line of reading devices and expansive selection of content.”

John Lewis director of buying for electricals and home technology Ed Connolly said: “Always first with the latest technology, John Lewis is thrilled to be chosen as the premier UK launch retailer for the Nook.

“This award-winning line of e-readers adds greater choice to this expanding category.”

Barnes & Noble sells its digital products in more than 1,300 of its US stores, as well as through “top” retailers.