Originally Posted by ow88
Hmm that's odd then, how come it wouldn't let me open my book then? Since I did purchase it successfully.
You are allowed to buy the books, but a short while after that you should receive an e-mail from B&N that your order has been cancelled (at least that is what happens when I forget to ativate my VPN before buying books).
If you look at the order summary (at the top of your account page) your order should have the status "shipped", for the books to be downloaded.