Rumors are running rampant that the Kindle and Nook – the two main eReaders along with the just introduced iPad – could be sold at retail outlets starting as early as this month.

Fresh rumors suggest that Amazon’s Kindle and Barnes & Noble’s Nook are both heading to a store near you. The Nook is rumored to be coming to Best Buy on April 18, while the Kindle is supposedly coming to Target stores one week later on April 25, according to two separate reports from Engadget. It may be just a coincidence that both e-readers are rumored to be branching out to more retail stores the same month that Apple launched the iPad. But the iPad, as well as other competing e-ink devices, may have pushed Amazon and Barnes & Noble to get more competitive in an increasingly crowded e-reading device market? – From PC World