FACT: Barnes & Noble is the largest chain of bookstores in the United States. (705 bookstores; 636 college bookstores.)
FACT: Our books will be in very few Barnes & Noble stores on release day, due to unresolved negotiations between Simon & Schuster and B&N.
FACT: This made us shudder, shake, swear, and take an Ativan (Randy) and Rescue Remedy (M.J.).
FACT: According to the ABA, there are about 2500 independent bookstores in the US.