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