Borders Books 1971-2011 R.I.P.

July 19, 2011
 
It's a sad day for booklovers -- Borders Books will be closing all their stores. Sigh.

I had wonderful times in the Borders Store, in Wayne, NJ (above photo). That store closed several years ago when Wayne Towne Center mall was partially demolished. I spent many happy hours reading books, buying books, and choosing opera CDs for Christmas gifts for my relatives. Even though it was a chain, that store was very "homey". I remember swing music playing and people dancing in the aisles. 

I have really missed that store.
 
Of course, thousands of people across the country will lose their jobs, during one of the worst recessions ever. 

You will be missed, Borders.




Lamenting Borders' Death at 'Store No. 1'

Borders to close all 399 bookstores, sending book-lovers reeling

There is an excellent post about this on Shawn James blog.

4 comments:

  1. This makes me so sad. The first time they started closing a lot of the stores, I was already heartbroken since they didn't leave any open near me. But now, knowing ALL Borders are closing is even more heart breaking! So sad. I've spent so many hours here.

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  2. Most of the ones around me are already gone, too. I'll have to visit the ones that are left. So sad. So many people out of work, too.

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  3. I just started shopping at Borders in 2007. Me and my sister would take trips to the store next to Madison Square Garden in Manhattan. I That store was so sterile; I wish I could have expereinced the old Borders stores everyone talks about that stocked all the niche and small press books because I feel I could get comfortable in a bookstore like that and would shop there regularly.
     
    I really bad for all the people who are going to be out of work. 
     
    On another note, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the kind comments. It hurts my heart when a bookstore closes because the community loses a chance to share art and culture.

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  4. Yes, I loved the Borders in Wayne, NJ. It was well stocked but also had a homey feel.

    I do hope that Books-A-Million buys up some of the Borders stores.

    Where I live there are several Barnes & Nobles and some great independent bookshops not far away! (I listed them on the bottom of my blog!)

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