Here’s a cheap way to get your afternoon jolt: Download the Barnes & Noble e-reader app to your laptop or phone and get a free tall coffee at a B&N cafe.
The bookstore is also giving free java to people who own Nook readers and bring them into the store.
To get the coffee, you’ll have to show the server an open eBook on a Nook or the BN eReader software, which can be running on an iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry, HTC HD2 or a Windows or Mac PC.
You can also download the app and a book sample in the stores, if you’re thirsty enough.
I’ve asked BN how long this deal will last. It’s tied to a Nook promotion that runs through June 27 …