Social magazine app Flipboard has teamed up with Apple’s iBookstore to offer users a new retail-led Books section.

Flipboard compares the Books category, itself made up of 25 smaller sections such as Travel & Adventure and Bestsellers, to “browsing in a bookstore, right from your Flipboard”.

For each book that is featured there is a write up from the publisher, cover art and a link to buy from the iBookstore, making this an interesting move into ecommerce for Flipboard.