I was in the Walmart near me yesterday and my heart just about broke. Lisa and Nancy can confirm this.
You see, the Walmart used to be a most Excellent place to purchase books. They were always 25% off and they often carried books that they don't stock in Chapters or Coles which I can only get at 10% off with my Avid Reader Card and on a very rare occasion, 20% off. Many books in the Dorchester line for some reason aren't shelved in either Chapters or Coles and if I weren't so much a part of the internet romance community, there are many a Very Good Book I might have missed. But Walmart often came through for me and at a good price.
But they have been redoing the store and have moved the book department a couple of times. When I went there yesterday, the book department was only a quarter of the size it was two weeks ago. ONE QUARTER!!! The ONLY romance books they had were a scant few Harlequins - and that's about it. I asked a long-time employee if they were going to be adding more to it, but she said she didn't think so.
I am crushed I tell you, crushed. I don't often write letters of complaint, but I sure do plan on it this time. How dare they decimate the book department like that.
I'd better quit now before I get myself all worked up again.
I should have quit while I was ahead. When I noticed their lack of a book department, Lisa mentioned about ordering them online. I just checked out their Canadian site and they don't even HAVE books to order. If I may borrow a line from KarenS - that just bites great hairy donkey balls