A customer examines a Nook e-reader at a Barnes and Noble store in Boston. (Brian Snyder/Reuters)

The bookstore did not announce when owners of its e-reader will be able to access the Times’ online content, only that the feature is “coming soon” and that the company will notify users via e-mail when they will be able to access the paper’s Web site for free.

A subscription to the New York Times on the Nook costs $19.99 a month.

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