How depressing! Yesterday, on a family trip to the local mall, we stopped at Borders. I was curious because while looking for parking spots upon our arrival at the mall, several people were holding big signs - "Borders - Going Out of Business - Everything Must Go!" I wanted to check out the sale.
Apparently, the "Going Out of Business" sale had been going on for a week or more. Many sections of the store were empty, others had books and other things thrown all over the place. The cute little corner coffee shop was shut down and all sorts of fixtures were scattered about, with bright orange price tags on each. Literally everything was on sale.
How sad. Another book store chain dying. I'd like to think this means rise to the "Mom and Pop" small, local book stores that have taken such a hit in this internet age, but I suspect it simply means more power to the Internet sellers. It wasn't much fun walking through that Borders although I admit to picking up a few books I was interested in at great prices and yes, I bought a "fixture" - a solid-oak table top book display that will make a great addition to my table display at book signings. But I will miss trudging down to our local Borders to check out the newest arrivals. Whaddya think - is Barnes & Noble next?