Several months ago, I called Barnes & Noble regarding their “educator discount”” program (20% off list price of individual items) to make certain it was valid for substitute teachers

since that is not made clear in the terms. I was told it was

and indeed THAT is not my problem.The PROBLEM I had was with the applicability of the educator discount. The terms of the discount DO NOT MAKE CLEAR the fact that “”textbooks

“” A.K.A. “”special orders”” or “”print-on-demand”” titles are NOT and cannot be discounted AT ALL. I drove ~30 miles from Woodbridge to Manassas

VA since that is the closest store and it was not until I spoke with the assistant manager that I learned this since my titles did not come up discounted in my subtotal.As a literature consumer