Barnes and Noble unclear on meaning of "In-Stock"

Barnes and Noble unclear on meaning of "In-Stock"

Wanting a hard copy of  Three And Out by Jason Bacon, I surfed over to BarnesAndNoble.com and saw that it was available at the Easton store. So off I went. When I arrived at the store I was informed that they had the book in-stock but all the copies were on hold. When I asked why the website would tell me copies were available when in fact they were not, I was met with blank stares. I assume the book is not taken off the in-stock list until it is purchased. This is what the kids today call a...

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Barnes and Noble unclear on meaning of "In-Stock"

Barnes and Noble unclear on meaning of "In-Stock"

Wanting a hard copy of  Three And Out by Jason Bacon, I surfed over to BarnesAndNoble.com and saw that it was available at the Easton store. So off I went. When I arrived at the store I was informed that they had the book in-stock but all the copies were on hold. When I asked why the website would tell me copies were available when in fact they were not, I was met with blank stares. I assume the book is not taken off the in-stock list until it is purchased. This is what the kids today call a...

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I get it, you hate Amazon & the Kindle. So what?

I get it, you hate Amazon & the Kindle. So what?

Let me state right up front that I am biased on this subject.  I own a Kindle (1) and enjoy it. But on the other hand I don’t think I am such a Kindle partisan that I can’t see reasonable criticisms or recognize hype.  There are plenty of both in discussions of the Kindle and ebooks in general. But I found Nicholson Baker‘s New Yorker essay incredibly tiresome and rather disingenuous.  Baker spends 6,000 words saying what is rather obvious to anyone who has looked into the...

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