Thinking Out Loud

July 30, 2011

Funeral for a Bookstore

Filed under: Uncategorized — paulthinkingoutloud @ 9:24 am

As I write this, we’ve just finished visiting a Borders Bookstore location that’s closing. The store was buzzing with customers, proving to me at least that reading print books is alive and well. But there was a certain degree of sadness in realizing that relative control of the print book industry in the U.S. is now firmly in the hands of Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and realizing that entire communities will now be deprived of a place to browse fiction and non-fiction titles in all type of specialty categories.

R.I.P., Borders

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3 Comments »

  1. It’s always a sad occasion regardless of which type of bookstore it is. Where is this Borders’ store? Watertown?

    Comment by David Fisher — July 30, 2011 @ 10:48 am

    • Good guess. Or was that your tracking device we found under the back left wheel well?

      Comment by paulthinkingoutloud — July 30, 2011 @ 6:48 pm

      • I’ve shopped in that Borders store many times. Salmon Run Mall will miss that store. Check out my recent post on Pilgrim Scribblings entitled Dying Out. Blessings!

        Comment by David Fisher — July 31, 2011 @ 1:01 am


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