The Nook, the e-reader from Barnes & Noble, is finally available to consumers again. The Nook had been available for purchase before now, but demand for the device caused some delays. The device is currently available and listed as in stock on the retailers website, and should be in stores sometime this week. The Nook enters the market that has long been dominated by the Kindle from Amazon, and will soon face further competition from Apple among others. The influx of devices in this sector should prove beneficial to both consumers and book publishers. The competition will likely keep prices down, while the publishers will be able to play the devices against each other to get prices they deem fair.