Tried calling barnes and noble stores all over Southeast Michigan and they have all sold out of copies of three and out. Would be nice to see Borders still around for some competition to B&N to actually facilitate the demand of this book.
Where is borders when you need them?!?!?!
pre-ordering is a magical thing ;-)
Except when your UPS guy is 4 hours (and counting) late. Raaaaaaage!
and gives Brian some $$. My book got here an hour ago and I chose snail mail free shipping
Brian some $$ to support this blog.
The funny thing about this sign is that I probably would rather pee in whatever coffee shop I'll be sitting in the next time I order a book through my Kindle.
There are plenty of instances in which I go out of my way to make local purchases, but Borders' guilt-trip-in-support-of-a-dead-business-model never particularly moved me. When I make charitable donations, they generally aren't to large, impersonal, for-profit institutions.
I asked my local independant bookstore to order it for me so I would have it the day it came out. 2 weeks ago they called and let me come pick it up early. Good things come to those who support local businesses.
Borders was local to Ann Arbor. Just not strategically sound.
True, but obviously once it became a big national chain there was more uniformity between locations. My local mom-and-pop bookstore has always sold me new releases a week early -- if I ask nicely and not in front of other customers -- and gotten me anything I special ordered 1-2 weeks before the official release date. The corporate structure Borders took on, obviously, would prohibit that from ever happening.
That said, Borders was my favorite national chain bookseller.
in court liquidating their assets.
I haven't been to Ann Arbor in awhile, but has anything taken the place of the big Borders store in Ann Arbor?
not yet, but evidently A2 wanted just a local business and something that downtown desperately needed but didn't have to move in. Word on the street is that they already have that business in mind (or even under contract) and that it is possibly going to be a grocery store.
...but then again, what do I know.
Nope it's a gigantic building full of empty book cases. Last time I looked somebody wrote in permanent marker on the front door something like "it's cold as shit let me sleep here."
Or they could get a job and buy a home. Or they could sober up and go to a shelter. Or they could not write on buildings about being cold, smelly and on the street.
Necto should expand
I don't think Borders would have been able to help you with your problem. If anything, they would probably have been buying it from Amazon themselves! Companies often land themselves in bankruptcy for a reason, and Borders' reason was a failure to compete.
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I stopped by Meijers on my way to work and they didn't have anything at 08:30. Went to B&N at lunch and they had the copy I bought plus at least one underneath it at noon today. B&N at 14 mile and John R.
I would have had better luck looking for a post-structuralist history of gender identity as influenced by colonization in Papua New Guinea...not that there's anything wrong with that.
Barnes and Noble on John R in Troy had some when I was there around 1:00 today. I got the last one in the New Arrival section but there were a couple copies left in the sports section.
where were you when Borders needed you?
Barnes and Noble in Northville had 20 or so copies left as of 1pm. But they were selling fast. Even the clerks were a little befudled as to the popularity of a book they had never heard of.
I was at the northville one (6 mile and haggerty) and they had at least 30 at 10am. If they're truly sold out, Bacon is going to seriously cash in. The clerk did say I was the fourth person to buy it and they'd only been open an hour.
for the win
got mine from amazon a couple hours ago. i had pre-ordered it back in june though.
I just called.
just left MDen, copy in hand.
Nicolas books in ann arbor, westgate plaza on jackson and stadium has plenty. I was just there. They are good buddies with john u bacon. Its where he is having a talk/signing friday. Local and locally owned! :)
MDen in Briarwood Mall has them too (at least as of 7pm). Good to know that DB didn't end up being able to prevent MDen from carrying it (I think someone, maybe Bacon, said that he tried).
He meant bc MDen is so tied to the university it was feared DB could prevent them from stocking the book
Ok, I ordered the book about 6 weeks ago from Amazon. It came out yesterday and Amazon shipped yesterday. It was delivered today. Will start reading and then reread next week when on Jury duty in downtown Los Angeles
Don't doubt Amazon, easy to use, easy shipping and always on time
Barnes and Noble didn't even get any copies out here in AZ. I had to order one to be mailed to me in a week.
I asked for it from my wife for my birthday which is November 10th. I am so incredibly stupid. I might just go out and buy it now and act surprised when she gives it to me in two weeks.
You post to a blog on the INTERNET about were to find a book...priceless
The post was meant to find out if I can purchase it someplace where Mgoblog could get a bit of the action. Purchase on Amazon = no Mgoblog action. Purchase at site that was the banner ad at Mgoblog = small kickback to Mgoblog? Yes, I am aware that books are occassionaly procured on the internets, k thanks.
How do I buy this book while providing the most support for Mgoblog? Clicking the link to it when it comes up? Some other link?