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R.I.P. Borders

  1. drej2522 profile image85
    drej2522posted 5 years ago

    R.I.P. Borders! You've been there when the chips were down. You were there when I was struggling to write a simple western werewolf hunter story. You were there with Seattle's Best Coffee, with the JavaKulas in the summer and the warm chocolate lattes in the winter. Damn you, internet, and your Ereader/Ebook technology! I blame you and I'll never forgive you!

    1. drej2522 profile image85
      drej2522posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      no borders love, huh?

      1. LeslieAdrienne profile image82
        LeslieAdrienneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I am weeping with the rest... Borders we'll miss you sad

      2. sassyk73 profile image79
        sassyk73posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        It was so close to my home...I too share the sadness sad

      3. Maddie Ruud profile image81
        Maddie Ruudposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hmm, I don't think I can grieve too much for a corporate giant.  I'm more upset when a locally-owned bookstore goes under.  Like Cody's on Telegraph Ave in Berkeley.  When it closed, I shed real tears.

        I also prefer the smell of old books to brand spanking new ones... and I like trees... so I tend to frequent used bookstores.

        1. Jeff Berndt profile image89
          Jeff Berndtposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I'm with you, Maddie.
          I'm not too sad about Border's. I've got Off the Beaten Path.

        2. drej2522 profile image85
          drej2522posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          (shrugs) Corporate or not, I always loved the atmosphere of Borders (or at least the one in my hometown).

          For me, MY Borders at Augusta Exchange was my version of a locally-owned bookstore. It had great coffee, great employees, and it was just a fun place to hangout.

          So, you can have your Ma and Pa store, Maddie, I love my Borders!! smile

    2. drej2522 profile image85
      drej2522posted 5 years ago

      At least there's Barnes and Nobles, hrmmm...

    3. My Stories profile image60
      My Storiesposted 5 years ago

      With the digital world, I hope it doesn't bring down Barnes & Nobles. It is putting people out of work!

    4. Stacie L profile image87
      Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

      well if the public libraries would just install a coffee bar,attendance would rise..wink

      1. drej2522 profile image85
        drej2522posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        hmm, you know, you're right. you can go really old school to write. hmm, libraries.

        1. Jean Bakula profile image95
          Jean Bakulaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Yes, libraries are quiet. I always feel happy and safe there. Maybe libraries will have a comeback. I agree we need coffee though.

          1. drej2522 profile image85
            drej2522posted 5 years ago in reply to this

            oh, yes! Coffee is a essential. It's a must for every writer...fuel for the soul.

      2. psycheskinner profile image81
        psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        My public library has a cafe, also DVD and ebook rental.

        1. Stacie L profile image87
          Stacie Lposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          wow where is this? libraries are the community center of a town .

    5. KristenGrace profile image62
      KristenGraceposted 5 years ago

      I still don't have a kindle or e-book or any of that stuff... I love holding books. I'll be sad if the day comes when technology completely takes over, and barnes and noble leaves us, too.

      1. drej2522 profile image85
        drej2522posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        me too...hrmmm Is there something we can do?

      2. Uninvited Writer profile image83
        Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I like the feel of a book but i am more interested in the content. Since i got my kindle i have started reading as much as i did when i was in my teens.  Also, i can hear about a book and own it within seconds.

        Still, i do still like browsing in bookstores and libraries.

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      Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago

      I'm with y'all in grieving! wink
      I like a real book with real pages I can turn and with a real bio or autobiography attributed to the author, etc.

      I was irritated when the "card catalog" at libraries went digital;  now it's getting even worse.

      1. drej2522 profile image85
        drej2522posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        yeah...I feel ya. There are definite advantages to technology, but this just stinks!!

     
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