Bookeen disrupts the e-reader market with SAGA

Bookeen, pioneer of digital readers since 2003, continues its international expansion and displays its new reader at the Book Fair at Frankfort from October 11 to 15: SAGA


After the recent success of NOLIM, the e-reader that redefines the codes of a whole category, Bookeen, French champion of digital readers, leader on the Brazilian market with Saraiva and in Scandinavia with Adlibris and Elisa, continues to expand internationally with the launch of a new disruptive reader: SAGA.


SAGA: the e-reader that changes the game of digital reading

The new e-reader SAGA developed by Bookeen takes the reader on a whole new reading experience and adventure. It took 14 months of R&D for Bookeen to develop not just a digital reader, but a new kind of book, where the size format, style, ergonomics, and tactile feel combine for the user’s genuine reading pleasure. The new e-reader is on display at the FranKfort Book Faire from October 11 to 15.

For Michael Dahan, founder of Bookeen: “Comparing to the affluence of our competitors, we prove, once more, our ability to disrupt and innovate. The Saga e-reader does not resemble to any other and integrates unique characteristics for an extremely simple use”.

The Saga digital reader integrates an E-ink 6’’ Carta 1024×758 screen that is comfortable for the eyes, and 4 buttons: Next page, Last page, Menu, and FrontLight (for night-reading). It also has an accelerometer to automatically switch between left and right-handed users, and its smart cover directly integrated in an all-in-one elegant in silicone, turns the device on and off automatically. Last but not least, a Wifi connection allows the user to download books anytime.


SAGA, the last e-reader developed by Bookeen, will be available worldwide starting from November 2017. It is already available in pre-order in Switzerland (Payot), in Finland (Elisa), in Germany (Zadig) and Sweden (Adlibris).

The SAGA range declines in 4 colors: black, green, yellow and blue.

In France and Spain, SAGA is called NOLIM and is available in the dedicated spaces in Carrefour. The NOLIM reader, developed in partnership with Carrefour and design agency 5×5, was awarded in October 2017 with the Janus Price of Design by the French Institute of Design.

Bookeen at the Frankfort Book Fair:  Tite-Live / ePagine Halle 6.2 –  Booth D82 and the reading area in Zadig Forum Level 1 on the France booth


Bookeen loves books, and they have made it their mission to make it easier for people to read in digital formats. Driven by innovation and excellence, Bookeen is the only French brand with an e-reader developed entirely in-house. Bookeen is a French company founded in 2003 which sells ecosystems under its own brand, as well as in partnership with major retailers all over the world. Bookeen, the only independent name in e-reading, is a member of FrenchTech.

Press Contacts:

Clarisse Lazerges, +33(0) 9 72 33 47 63

Jean-François Kitten, +33 (0) 6 11 29 30 28

Ilinca Spita, +33 (0) 1 83 64 77 06  (EN)


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