Kindle to go nationwide at Target on June 6

Amazon's Kindle has already been available in select Target stores, but the retail giant announced Wednesday that the e-reader will be making its way to all its stores on June 6.

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Target announced in April that it had started selling Amazon's Kindle at select U.S. stores. Less than two months later, the company has said it will start offering the e-reader in all of its stores nationwide starting June 6.

Target, the first brick-and-mortar retailer to carry the Kindle, said the "response to Kindle has been overwhelmingly positive." The device retails for $259, the same price as the Kindle online.

Target's decision to sell the Kindle nationwide comes a couple months after news that Best Buy would carry one of the Kindle's chief competitors , the Barnes & Noble Nook. Barnes & Noble's device, which also goes for $259, just made news when the book retailer announced it was offering a free $50 Barnes and Noble gift card with any Nook eBook Reader purchase at Best Buy and Barnes & Noble outlets.

Although gift cards or price cuts don't seem to be in the Kindle's future, recent reports suggest that Amazon will unveil a slimmer Kindle with better display quality in August. So far, the company hasn't confirmed that such a device will be released.

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