I have long had a very soft spot in my heart for Barnes & Noble.
When I was a teen, after Waldenbooks and B. Dalton closed in our local mall, a B&N opened and it definitely became my bookstore. I worked at a Barnes and Noble briefly (in the children's section!). I bought a Nook within a week of its initial release. And it's one of those stores that, if I'm in a strange place or town, I'll seek out for comfort. Green awning, coffee and books everywhere: basically a recipe for calming me down no matter what.
I'm really, super excited to say that The Mapmaker and the Ghost is now available for pre-order from Barnes & Noble! Check it out here.
By the way, if I ever walk into my hometown Barnes & Noble and see my book on the shelf there, I will probably die. You know, in the Rachel Zoe sense of the word.