Okay, personal crisis over.. for now. First location again did not have Devil's Bargain
(despite the computer implying that they did), but they were actually able to call a second nearby location and found a copy.
And I was able to pick it up the same day I finished Allegiance in Exile
. I almost had to start reading a non-Trek book!
cardinal biggles wrote:
B&N's corporate offices are notorious about not communicating information to their store-level employees. It's more likely the bookseller you spoke to had no knowledge of B&N employing any 'tactics' (like reducing the quantity of orders) during their negotiations with S&S and hadn't heard of the situation until you asked about it.
Fair enough, but doesn't seem very fair to the employees.