Late last month, I was having trouble with my Nook pre-order of Skin Game (the new Dresden Files book), and I discovered, mostly by accident, that you could open Nook Books in Adobe Digital Editions.

My pre-order downloaded fine to my Nook, but it was corrupted on Nook for PC. I went to the website, mostly thinking it would be in vain, and I saw a Download button. I figured I’d see what would happen.

nook books in adobe digital editions

It downloaded as a normal-looking .epub, and I double-clicked on it, thinking it would open in Nook for PC. Instead, it opened in Aobe Digital Editions. The program asked for my unlock information (user name and credit card number). I entered them, and the book opened!

Why would you want to, you may ask? Well, I’ve never been a fan of Nook for PC, and the version that’s compatible with Windows 7 hasn’t been updated since 2011. Adobe Digital Editions, while not my favorite way to read, is, in my opinion, a better option for computer reading. If you want to strip DRM from your Nook books, this means you can completely bypass Nook for PC and just use Adobe Digital Editions.

Besides, it’s just cool to discover new stuff!