So what do I do? I jump on Twitter to figure out what’s up. Emilie from A Beautiful Madness, a Montreal book blogger, confirms that she tried 7 stores in her area only to come up empty. I check out Chapters’ website and sure enough their inventory shows 0 copies in stock. Ok… don’t panic. There must be a logical explanation for this, right? A few minutes later I receive an apology from said merchant’s Twitter account; apparently there’s been a shipping delay but copies are being couriered out to all stores and should arrive the following day. I hate waiting but ok. I don’t have much choice in the matter anyway.
Today, I call Chapters just before my lunch break to check if it’s in stock. The answer? NO! *starts hyperventilating*
SERIOUSLY? How come Canada’s biggest book retailer doesn’t have copies of a best selling Canadian author’s latest book? If anything, there should be a gigantic display by the door, posters in the windows, the whole nine yards. There’s one for the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy after all.
Avery from Avery’s Book Nook informs me that Walmart has it in stock so I jet over there on my lunch break and sure enough there it is. SOLD! Sorry Chapters, you just lost my business and I’ll think twice before buying from you again in the future. I’m still steaming over this whole ordeal. What ridiculousness! I had to go to a US retailer to buy a book by a Canadian author because someone goofed at Chapters.
F.Y.I. fellow canucks; if you want to buy Kelley Armstrong’s latest book, don’t go to Chapters.
On a side note, the Women of the Otherworld series is also available from Audible.com. That is, except in Canada. REALLY!? WTH! Apparently they no longer have the rights to sell it to Canadians.
I didn’t realize what a monumental task it is to buy a Kelley Armstrong book here in Canada.
Update: Chapters Indigo has since issued an apology and is offering Thirteen at a discounted price. Read the full post here.
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