I just checked some local bookstores—the Pragmatic Starter kit books are now available in some Borders! That’s pretty neat: in a way the loop is now closed. If you’ve been waiting to thumb through a book before buying, now’s your chance.
So, next time you’re in a Borders, check to see if we’re there. (And next time you’re in Barnes and Noble, ask ‘em why they take so long to place orders :)