Patti Smith Free Essay to be Published Exclusively on Nook

Patti Smith

Fans of singer/songwriter Patti Smith will be happy to hear that their favorite artist is about to add “author” to her resume as well. According to, Barnes & Noble has revealed that the National Book Award winner will publish an essay exclusively for Nook users.

The essay is entitled The Year of the Book and readers must visit a Barnes & Noble store with a Nook device to download it. The paper will be available on February 5th, but readers take note, as it will only offered for four weeks. The essay is coming through the company’s “More in Store” program and is obviously an attempt to help preserve the brick-and-mortar bookstore. Whether or not programs like this will have the desired effect is something we’ll all just have to wait and see.

Here’s a little more about Smith’s essay:

“In this exclusive essay for Barnes & Noble, Smith writes about the year that changed everything for her as a writer and about the books that got her there.”

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