Designed to prevent arguments between couples about bedside lamp use.
Traditionally, e-books come without backlights in order to provide the device with long-lasting battery power and an example of this is Amazon's Kindle, which boasts a two month battery life.
Of course, no backlight means no reading in the dark.
Now, Barnes & Noble has changed the game with the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight – a new addition to its e-reader series – which is aimed at users that want to read in bed without disturbing their sleeping partners.
B&N claims the device is the lightest Nook ever weighing just 6.95-ounces –
the original Nook Simple Touch is 7.48-ounces – while the battery will last for one month of reading with the light on after a single charge.
The release comes following survey results that show 64 per cent of American adult readers do so in bed.
William J. Lynch, CEO of Barnes & Noble, said: " To date, readers have had to compromise: either buying black-and-white E Ink reading devices to optimise their outdoor reading or color LCD devices to be able to read at night in bed with the light off. Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight is like two Readers in one."