26 July 2011

Borders Bankruptcy

is unfortunate, of course. For them.

I'm kind of loving this 10–40% off everything though.

Went there on my lunch today and purchased three books:  

Jackie as Editor: The Literary Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis by Greg Lawrence (in accordance with my recent Kennedy obsession).

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton (on my summer reading list, plus you can never have too much Victorian literature (right?)).

The Trouble with Poetry by Billy Collins (because the more I read him, the more I like him).


  1. My feelings about Borders going under are minimal, given that my go-to bookstore is now Powell's. Borders's demise is unfortunate, and I feel (kind of) bad that my loyalty switched about a year ago.

  2. I've spent so much money there! I went and bought Haroun and the Sea of Stories on Friday. :) I'm just so sad Borders is closing. It's my favorite. I spend so much time there and I know people love Barnes and Noble, but for me it just doesn't measure up. My friend was just saying that there is really no need for bookstores anymore with Amazon and ebooks, but that would pretty much break my heart. There's nothing like a book store to me.

  3. Well, the bright side was the sales of books at Borders. It is a bit sad to see the business go. Time will tell if local booksellers would be able to adapt and use of this event to their advantage...

    Bennie Sawrey

  4. It is sad to see good businesses like Borders and Kodak on the verge of financial collapse. They are big companies that we thought would stand still on the financial side. They have the best of intentions, but I think their biggest fault was not being able to adapt to change. But filing for bankruptcy may help them strategize and adapt with the ever-changing market. [Jaden Allred ]