Last year with The Warlock, I went to my closest Borders a day before the release date and was surprised to see that the books were already on the shelf. I was wondering if maybe it would repeat a second time, so with Borders being no more I went to Barnes and Noble today, again, one day before release date.
...didn't find them in the Teen section, New Releases, or any of the usual places, so I concluded that B&N was actually playing by the rules and would not be shelving them until tomorrow. However, I had a weird feeling that I couldn't be sure until I checked the whole store. It turns out I found them occupying a table all by themselves... near the bargain pile and magazines. (Wha...?)
The only thing I could come up with as to the reason why they're displayed *there* was that it was probably the area where they would set up for Michael's visit in two days since it was a pretty clear area.
So here's the display from Plantation, Florida.
Also found this display near the checkout line, but they were filled with Warlock paperbacks. Maybe they'll get replaced in a few days.