Partnership will allow developers to embed location-based functions into apps.
Google has long dominated the mobile maps market, even on rival Apple's iOS devices, though the latter recently snubbed the search giant's native app in favour of its own offering which will debut on iOS 6.
Now, US-based book retailer Barnes & Noble fancies a slice of the action, and has enlisted mobile navigation specialist skobbler to provide maps to its Nook Colour and Nook Tablet devices.
B&N will use skobbler's ForeverMap 2 app to power the maps service, in turn allowing Nook developers to integrate location-based services into their own apps.
Claudia Romanini, director of developer relations, Barnes & Noble says that the move "signals a brand-new opportunity for Nook app developers to create location-aware apps, products and services that help our millions of Nook Tablet and Nook Color customers experience and navigate their physical surroundings in unique and innovative ways."
The free basic version of ForeverMap 2 will be accessible via wi-fi on the Nooks, while a premium $4.99 version will offer offline access too, as previously viewed maps will be cached for use at any time.