Barnes & Noble Brings Pinterest to the Nook

Readers can now browse Pinterest as well as books using the new Pinterest app for NOOK eReaders that was released today on the Barnes & Noble app store.

Readers can now browse Pinterest as well as books using the new Pinterest app for NOOK eReaders that was released today on the Barnes & Noble app store.

“Pinterest has long been one of our most requested apps and we are thrilled to bring it to NOOK, along with the Twitter and Facebook for NOOK apps,” explained Claudia Romanini, vice president of NOOK Apps at NOOK Media, in a statement. “Our goal is to bring NOOK users the very best in social media and these apps will bring to life the rich sharing experiences that Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter offer.”

A Barnes & Noble spokesperson clarified that this is a stand-alone app that’s unrelated to the social capabilities of books and magazines. It’s basically a mobile version of the image bookmarking site that users can download separately just like they would on an iPad or any other tablet or smartphone.

The app is compatible with the NOOK HD, NOOK HD+, NOOK Tablet and NOOK Color and will come preloaded on new devices, the company said.

As of the time of this post, the Pinterest application is rated four out of five stars (based on 34 user reviews.)