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Mike Edwards Talks About Borders Closing

Are You Sad About Borders Closing?

Borders CEO, Mike Edwards, sent out a goodbye email to Borders Rewards Members last night which made made me kind of bummed. In the heartfelt email, Edwards said, "For decades, Borders stores have been destinations within communities — places where people have sought knowledge, entertainment and enlightenment and connected with others who share their passions . . . My sincerest hope is that we remain in the hearts of readers for years to come."

I know people love independent bookstores and the library, but Borders was the closest and most convenient bookseller near my house growing up, so I was always frequenting the store and looking for new reads. Later on, it became one of my favorite study places, and I just really enjoyed drinking coffee while flipping through magazines in their cafe.

The email also noted that going-out-of-business store sales start today, and gift cards can still be used during the liquidation sales, so be sure to use yours if you have one lying around. Are you bummed about Borders closing?

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KellyaKelly KellyaKelly 6 years
Reading that email really bummed me out.. I recall having to draft one to my customers who had really became family, when I closed my little cupcake shop, tears streamed down my face while I was typing, so I can only imagine how Mike Edwards felt when he had to hit the send button after writing that letter. Borders thank you for the memories and the great reads
amber512 amber512 6 years
No. In high school I went there a lot because there was no other close bookstore, but rarely bought anything because it was SOOO overpriced. Although, I have been while they are having their massive sales and there has been about 10 times the number of people I ever saw in there before.
Danny-Feekes Danny-Feekes 6 years
I have so many fond Borders memories. This is a true bummer for me.
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