Word on the street is that the Barnes and Noble e-reader will be available in the store on November 30th. That is just three days short of the famous Black Friday shopping extravaganza. If you try and pre-order a Nook online you will be met with a message telling you it will be shipped on Dec 18th. I find it strange that B&N would be selling the Nook three weeks early in their brick and mortar stores. May they are trying to take advantage of the one thing they have over the competition, a physical store. Allowing people to see / play before they buy is going to help the Nooks chances. More on the Nook Here.