To up the ante in its ongoing race with Amazon's Kindle, Barnes&Noble is marketing its Nook to the back-to-school crowd. The deal: pick up a new Nook, and you’ll receive a dozen free classic titles as well as some FREE study guides and apps. Here's a link to the books and study guides included in the Nook offer, which extends to purchases of the Nook Color and both the first edition Nook and its successor.
Keep in mind that some of the books you may be looking for, or see on Nook's list, also can be found for FREE at sites like Project Gutenberg, Free eBooks Get Free e-Books and Open Culture. In fact, for everything from technical manuals to Shakespeare, check out this list of 45 great ebook sties from the gang at SloDive.