Good Bye Borders Bookstore!

United States
July 24, 2011 10:00pm CST
I heard that Borders is closing their doors this September. Wow, another bookstore bites the dust. It is sad. It seems like many are either buying ebooks or they are getting their books via Amazon.com. Question when was the last time you went into a bookstore?
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• Vietnam
25 Jul 11
I went to a bookstore 2 days ago. Although Amazon is fast and easy but I like the feeling of opening and reading physical books in stores in order to choose them. So sad!
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@bounce58 (17550)
• Canada
28 Jul 11
As a matter of fact, it's been a while since I've been inside a bookstore. I think the last time I was in, was when my son wanted an 'I Spy' book for his birthday. I think the writin has been on the wall for bookstores for quite some time. It is easier to get things online. There is still one store at the corner from where I work at, but I think the only reason people come in there is because there is a Starbucks at one end of the bookstore.
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• United States
28 Jul 11
And it is WiFi! When I went to the bookstore , there were more people on their PCs than scoping out the books. All thr Barnes and Nobles in my area have coffee shops in them!
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
27 Jul 11
It's been a few months since I have been. They are becoming less and less. I am not much of the ebook fan but I am guilty of buying books online ans having them sent to my house.
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• United States
27 Jul 11
I'm waiting for my first book from Amazon.com. It is rare that I Want to buy a book.
@inertia4 (26878)
• United States
26 Jul 11
Well, if you look at the big picture, there is other bookstore chains, like, Barnes and Noble and Walden Books. That was something that had to happen anyway. I remember when there were none of these big corporate bookstores. I liked it better when there were the little stores, I used to find things in those stores that you can't get in one of the big stores. We still have online bookstores as well as the libraries. Most of these big stores price themselves out of business. E-books are just a small percentage of book sales.
• United States
26 Jul 11
That's what happened to me. I went to Barnes and Noble to look for a book of Sylvia Plath's poems. couldn't find it! I got home and ordered it on Amazon.com for a fraction of the 2008's price! In my area where there is a Borders , there is a Barnes and Noble!
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
25 Jul 11
It has been a while but planning on going soon as I got a Barnes and Nobles gift card for my birthday! Too bad about Borders...they also own Waldenbooks so hopefully they will escape closure too!
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• United States
26 Jul 11
Oh That's right. I can tell you it doesn't look good! In my area Waldenbooks was in a local mall and Borders was along the outside. Then a couple of years Waldenbooks turned into Borders Express and then it closed!Now there is only Barnes and Noble and Borders. And they are close together. So when a Borders close , there is a Barnes and Noble there waiting!
@blue65packer (11835)
• United States
25 Jul 11
I never have been to a Borders Bookstore. The last time i was to a bookstore was a year or 2 ago. I know it was at the local mall, at the Walden's book store. I recently did buy some books on Amazon (real books) and have some at home I have not read yet that I got from one else at one time. I doubt I will ever get a Kindle. I don't care for that. That kind of thing is not for me! Technology is getting so advanced so quickly it needs to sink in some more before I would even consider it! Same goes with other electronic things! I have had an i-pod a year now and I finally found someone to put music on it for free!
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• United States
25 Jul 11
I totally understand.I don't have a I-pod and never will . I Still have my cassette tapes!
@thesids (22455)
• Bhubaneswar, India
25 Jul 11
Hi Behen Bookstores here at my place are either too costly or do not have the books that we need. So we wait for Book Expos(Exhibitions where bookstores from across many parts of India arrive and open up sale counters). These are an annual thing and we do all our book purchases then. Oh yes, in case we are away to some city (mostly Hyderabad for my checkups) we (me and your bahu) go to get some books in case they are urgent. But still, I find downloading PDFs an easy thing as this really gives me access to a whole set of books that I can use. The only problem, I cannot read them easily as I am not that well versed with reading on a PC and still prefer to read books the normal way - printed and in hand.
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• United States
25 Jul 11
Hi Bhai!.Last week I went to my favorite bookstore but... the book I wanted wasn't there. It was a collection of poems by Sylvia Plath. so I got home and uploaded her poems but then at work I saw the book I wanted. I got home and checked Amazon.com. and there it was! For about 7.00 less than the 2008 price! Now I will brouse the bookstore but I will buy via Amazon.com.
• Canada
25 Jul 11
There is a great bookstore in Canada called Chapters, and it's as big as Borders, up here. Love it! As for Borders, we had a tradition when I'd fly into Phoenix. I would get gift cards from a site that would not ship to Canada. I'd have them sent to AZ, and my husband would meet me at the airport with them. We'd go to Borders in Phoenix, and spend them. It was great!
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• United States
25 Jul 11
There is Barnes and Noble. In my area there are three Barnes and Nobles to two Borders.Barnes And Noble is more posh but it is a big bookstore.