Barnes & Noble Bookstores launched a unique promotion Black Friday. The national bookseller dispersed some 500,000 signed copies of books by 100 noted authors to its stores, so, for the normal retail price of the book, you could get a personally autographed edition.

Among the authors: George W. Bush, Hillary Clinton, Amy Poehler, Dan Brown, Jodi Picoult, Donna Tartt and Pulitzer Prize winner (and Michigan State grad) Richard Ford, whose latest novel is "Let Me Be Frank With You."

The good news is, there are still signed books available at various Barnes & Noble locations, a different selection in each place. Two of the books that sold out in many places are the Clinton book, "Hard Choices," and Bush's "41: A Portrait of My Father."

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