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Borders Closing

When Your Local Borders Closes

My Sunday relaxation plans include a trip to Borders, one of my favorite places in the world. However, horror struck me yesterday when the discount signs plastered all over the store's windows finally registered in my mind — my local Borders is closing! It was heartbreaking to see the "Everything Must Go!" signs all over the bookstore and the depressingly empty bookshelves. It was also very sad to read the goodbye messages that patrons and workers scribbled all over the bathroom walls.

Borders has been losing money and closing stores because of the battle against the online book industry. I love my Kindle and am a big supporter of ebooks, but there is nothing like sitting in a Borders cafe, drinking a latte, and flipping through some glossy magazines on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

R.I.P. Borders, I will miss you. Has the recession closed any of your favorite stores?


juicebox07 juicebox07 7 years
I love the atmosphere of Borders. I really hope the one where I live doesn't close.
lickety-split lickety-split 7 years
Our local library is closed more than it's open. Many restaurants here have closed, smaller mom and pop type. Not to many stores (yet).
ShaynaLeah ShaynaLeah 7 years
I do like Borders... but even Borders online beats out Borders stores, and when you add in discount codes and cash back offers (like these:, it's just no contest.
bellakaoru bellakaoru 7 years
Independent bookstores are great, but there's nothing like a Borders. They closed my favorite one, too. There's one in the mall, but it's not nearly as nice as the old stand alone one. I miss it terribly!
socalbeachgal socalbeachgal 7 years
Two independent bookstores closed near me in the past couple of years since Borders and Barnes & Noble opened. This summer a new small bookstore opened, hope it makes it.
SamBourdain SamBourdain 7 years
I love Borders too. I just love walking around and randomly flipping through a book or two. I wish I had more time to read these days.
amber512 amber512 7 years
Thankfully, the library is always there! I don't go to bookstores at all.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
Oh no! I love Borders! Guess I'll have to start shopping more.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
Thankfully, I live in a city that hasn't been as affected by the recession as most of the country (Washington, D.C.). However, my hometown is a suburb of Cleveland and it's quite the opposite there, in that the recession seemed to hit that area before it hit the rest of the country. And, many local business closed, including a wonderful local book store my family regularly patronized. Like RoaringSilence, that affected me more than if a Borders had closed. My current favorite book store is a place with rooms upon rooms of used books. I don't think they will ever close, but I would be very sad if they did!
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 7 years
Hrm I don't know, I'd be sadder if an independent book store closed.
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