Just last week, Kobo expanded its service on yet another device – the Literati, a wireless electronic reader by The Sharper Image. Powering the complete eReading experience on the Literati, Literati customers can shop the onboard Kobo store and enjoy the great book-like reading escape book lovers expect from Kobo.

The new Literati features a 7-inch FULL COLOR LCD screen, Wi-Fi connectivity, a pleasing design, simplified interface and durability.

Starting in October, you can buy the device for $159 or less from over 7,000 retail locations in the US. That’s the broadest retail footprint of any eReader currently available! Just about anywhere you shop – Macy’s, Kohl’s, Best Buy, J.C. Penney’s, Bed Bath & Beyond, and more.

Key features available on the Literati, powered by Kobo:

- Direct access from the eReader to nearly 2 million titles – thousands of which are free – including New York TimesÒ bestsellers, new releases, cookbooks and more.

- 25 free books already pre-loaded on the device, and convenient download access to an additional 125 of the most popular free classics. That’s 150 free eBooks right out of the box!

- A customizable bookshelf and reading experience. Select fonts, sizes and colors that best suit your reading preferences.

- The ability to sync with your Kobo account on any device – whether it’s your iPhone, iPad, Kobo eReader, tablet, BlackBerry, and many more. Kobo will even save your bookmarks so you can pick up where you left off on any device.

The Literati was designed and is distributed by MerchSource, under trademark license from The Sharper Image. For more information, visit www.literatireader.com.