I am a huge reader and I adore my Nook. I was a little worried when I purchased it that I would go into debt from having to buy e-books, especially since I read 3 to 4 books a week. I was thrilled to find out that the Nook is compatible with library books and as long as your library offers e-books you can check them out for free and they are easily readable on the Nook. I have had the Nook for 3 months and have yet to pay for a book. Now, this is not the color Nook...it is the black and white Wifi version that normally retails for $149.99. Barnes and Noble sells their refurbed Nooks through Buy.com. This is a reputable company and I have made many purchases from them in the past (including my Nook)! The best thing about the refurbished Nook is that it still has the 1-year Barnes and Noble warranty!