Mich. – Books and media retail
store chain Borders (NYSE: BGP) on Friday began taking pre-orders for the Kobo eReader, and
said next month it will debut its e-book store along with applications powered
Pre-orders for the device will begin arriving on June 17.
said it will also sell the $149 Kobo eReader, along with a variety of other
e-book reader devices, in special "Area-e" digital shops inside
Borders stores that are set to launch in August.
Borders said the Kobo will
come pre-loaded with 100 "classic" books, and that its Borders eBook
store will feature over 1 million titles.