Re: Barnes & Noble Reducing Orders of New Trek Books?
I know that up here in the Ottawa region Chapter-Indigo has been cutting it's instore Trek inventory to where the stores in the malls might get one or two copies, with the bigger stores receiving maybe 5. However, Chapters also has in store Kiosks where people can go and order the book through the website and still pay at the cashier for the book, and I find all the Chaptes/Coles stores are moving towards online stock more than physical stock. I haven't been in a Barnes & Nobles, so I don't know if they have anything like a Chapters Kiosk, but that might be what's happening in the book stores now. Rely on the online stock more than the physical stock.
You can't do it yourself, but you can special order books through an employee.
Borders did have kiosks like that where you could order it yourself, but I've never seen one at a B&N.
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