The Consumerist posted a copy of the e-mail Saturday that one of its readers received.
Responding to a request for comment Saturday, Barnes & Noble spokeswoman Mary Ellen Keating said:
"The vast majority of customers who pre-ordered nooks and were given a pre-holiday estimated shipping date should receive their devices in time for the holidays. We are working very hard to keep up with the demand and to get all nook orders out the door and to customers on or before Dec. 24. Unfortunately, there may be a very small percentage of customers who may not receive their nooks before the holiday."