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Borders Closing Tomorrow- Everything 90% Off!

Today everything at Borders is 90% off! It’s bittersweet and quite a sign of the times as eBooks and eReaders are taking over. If it’s not electronic, it probably won’t make it in this age. I found a couple books for the kids, random newspapers, books to donate, paid my $5 and bid my regards.

Borders was my kids playground in this cement jungle called Boston. During cold, snowed in winters we somehow found a way to get to Borders. While we sampled their coffee, the kids read all the books they wanted and played with the stuffed animal puppets (aren’t those the coolest!). If you have a Borders near you, I recommend stopping by. Even if you don’t find something you like, pick some cheap books and keep for gifts later or better yet, donate them to your local library!

I would suggest going ASAP though, ours looked like this a couple hours ago:

However, Sarah Palin fans will be happy ;) :

How do you feel about Borders closing? Do you think this is the beginning of the end for brick and mortar bookstores?

Comments

  1. I will miss all the wonderful forays our grandkids and I made over the years to our local Borders. I would say their closing is more "bitter" than "bittrsweet."

  2. Oh that is so sad! :( I think their closing was inevitable. I also feel they failed to change with the times, perhaps they could have jumped in the E-books business. Ah well!

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  3. I am sorry to hear that the bookstore is closing. However, times change and I guess we have to change with them. I am in the process of e publishing my first book The Book of Ruth-A Story of Love and Redemption. Seeing reports of how popular eBooks are gives me confidence that I am making the right decision in making it available as an eBook. Thanks for sharing this article.

  4. I agree it is a sign of the times, but sad anyway. I still believe that the printed word will always be the way to go. There is nothing like the feel of holding a book in your hands while your curled up on a couch! The Palin display is hilarious! Wonder what they will do with those when the store shuts it's doors for good!

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  5. I am also sad to see Borders go. I used to go there all the time to do work on my laptop. I really hope this is not the beginning to an end of brick and mortar bookstores, because in my opinion, they are still needed. People go to them for more than just the physical books. I love the environment of working in a bookstore. Just makes me feel smarter lol. I will now be heading on over to Barnes & Noble and I hope they won't be closing soon as well.

    • I think this is the problem, everyone, including myself, love the environment but we don't make any purchases. Barnes and Noble it is!

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  8. It's sad that all of the good bookstores seem to be closing down. There is no way that an electronic device can give you the pleasure of opening a brand new book, with the crisp pages and the new book smell, in my opinion. Oh well, at least in cheap shopping desperation Sarah Palin got left behind. That gave me a chuckle!

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