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Supreme Ambitions on the front table of the Barnes & Noble at 106 Court Street in Brooklyn.

Supreme Ambitions on the front table of the Barnes & Noble at 106 Court Street in Brooklyn.

It appears that Amazon is out of stock of Supreme Ambitions yet again (for the third time since the book’s release, I believe). I would have thought that their magical Amazon algorithm would have told them to place larger orders, but I guess not.

UPDATE (12/28/2014): Amazon now has Supreme Ambitions back in stock (hopefully for a while this time around).

Luckily, Supreme Ambitions is available from many other retailers. Here are three (in alphabetical order; click on each store’s title for the book listing):

1. Barnes & Noble: You can buy Supreme Ambitions from B&N online or in a store. To look up in-store availability, click here, choose “Pick Up In Store,” and enter your zip code. I’m pleased to report that the book is widely carried by B&N outlets here in the northeast.

2. Politics & Prose: You can buy Supreme Ambitions from Politics & Prose in its D.C. store, which is a Washington institution, or online. I have tested online ordering of my book from multiple retailers, and I can tell you that P&P does the best job of packing and shipping, individually wrapping each book in a protective covering. As you would expect from one of the nation’s great independent bookstores, P&P cares deeply about books.

3. Powell’s: Another one of my favorite indies, dating back to when I lived in Portland, Powell’s lists Supreme Ambitions as shipping in 1 to 3 days. I just wish that they carried it in their flagship store on Burnside; right now the six copies in stock are apparently relegated to a “remote warehouse.”

(C’mon, Powell’s! This great New York Times write-up — quoting my former boss, prominent Oregon judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain — wasn’t enough to justify stocking it in store? See also the book’s many media mentions and positive reviews, including coverage in the Washington Post, the National Law Journal, the American Lawyer, and the New York Law Journal, among other outlets.)

If you are a bookseller and you carry Supreme Ambitions, please feel free to drop me a line, and I’m happy to give you a shout-out in these pages. Happy holidays!

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bookstore bookshopAs a huge fan and supporter of independent bookstores, I’m pleased and proud to report that two of the country’s best indies will be carrying Supreme Ambitions — and are already accepting pre-orders for the book, which should hit stores early next month.

Supreme Ambitions tells the story of a law clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. I clerked for the Ninth Circuit myself, spending a wonderful year working for Judge Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain in Portland, Oregon. While in Portland, I spent many a rainy afternoon at Powell’s, an amazingly vast bookstore that sells new, used, and rare books. If you visit Portland, which has much to recommend it, you must make a pilgrimage to Powell’s.

From 2006 to 2008, I lived in Washington, D.C., and today it’s still my second home thanks to frequent visits to my fiancé. One of my favorite Washington spots is Politics & Prose, a bookstore with a remarkable history, deep roots in the D.C. community, and a longstanding commitment to interesting fiction and to books of ideas — in other words, works like Supreme Ambitions (or so I like to think).

You can pre-order Supreme Ambitions from Powell’s or Politics & Prose via the links below. If you’re an independent bookseller interested in learning more about and possibly carrying Supreme Ambitions, please feel free to drop me a line, and I can ask my editor to send a galley your way.

Supreme Ambitions [Politics & Prose]
Supreme Ambitions [Powell’s (affiliate link)]

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