Walmart is expanding its ebook reader offerings in stores. This week, Barnes & Noble's Nook and Borders' Kobo hit shelves. The retailer began selling Apple's iPad earlier this month.
Two versions of Barnes & Noble's Nook (the 3G and Wi-Fi) are being stocked at 2,500 Walmart stores, as well as online at Walmart.com. The retailer is also launching a Nook-branded ereading area in stores. The Nook Wi-Fi debuted in June.
Kobo, owned by Borders Group and Indigo Books & Music, is rolling out its wireless Internet ebook in 2,500 Walmart stores in the U.S. The device launched in August at Borders stores and has been available at Walmart in Canada since May. It is also sold in Australia and New Zealand.