03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Nook: Barnes & Noble's New E-Reader UNVEILED (SEE PHOTOS)

Book seller Barnes & Noble Inc. has released its new e-book reader, the Nook.

The e-reader, which has a dual-screen monochrome and color touchscreen, is priced at $259 and will ship by the end of November, with pre-orders available starting October 20.

The Nook comes with an electronic paper display (that supposedly makes it possible to "Read in bright sunlight as clearly as inside your home"), can connect wirelessly to the Barnes & Noble online store so you can download e-books (and sample them), and a 3.5 inch color touchscreen LCD at the base of the reader.

The dimensions of the Nook, from Barnes & Noble:

nook is about the same size and weight as a paperback book.
Height: 7.7 inches
Width: 4.9 inches
Depth: 0.5 inches
Weight: 11.2 ounces (317 grams)

See pictures of the Nook below!

Read live blogging from the unveiling of the Nook at Barnes & Noble's Nook event at Gizmodo,, the New York Times, or the Wall Street Journal.