The problem is that to avoid missing out I had pre-booked a copy of the book. Unfortunately, the store failed to point out that "pre-booking" a copy didn't necessarily guarantee that a copy would be available when it was released.
To date the store still doesn't have my "booked" copy available. They were however able to sell hundreds to the general public that hadn't booked a copy. Two of my friends are gloating over that fact that they brought the book from the same store without pre-booking! If I was prepared to forfeit my booking fee I'd cancel my booking and buy it over the counter like everyone else.