If you're looking to pre-order a Nook today you'll be greeted with a December 18th ship date from Barnes & Noble's on-line store. However, if you stop by your Barnes & Noble on November 30th, you might find the Android-based dual-screen ereader in stock and ready to take home for $259 plus the usual government tithe. This according to a B&N spokeswoman who told Computerworld
that units will be for sale in stores
on the 30th. Whether than means all 774 retail outlets or just the majors is still unclear but hey, at least you've got options.