Nooks Squashing Books
The e-reader is Barnes & Noble's best-selling item ever
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 31, 2010 5:53 AM CST
Ravi Krishnan demonstrates the the Nook e-reader with a color touch screen during a news conference, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010 in New York.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

(Newser) – Following in Amazon's footsteps, Barnes & Noble announced yesterday that its Nook e-reader is now the company's best-selling item ever. What's more, the retailer is now selling more e-books on its website than old-fashioned, papery things. Though Barnes & Noble is being shy about releasing actual sales figures, it did say that more than 1 million e-books were purchased on Christmas Day alone, that it has sold "millions" of its various Nook devices, and that its Nook Color was its top-selling gift over the holidays. See PC Mag for the full details.