I am sad to see something as big as Borders go under. I currently have a membership there and frequent the one in Chicago on occasion. But I also believe that books are getting too expensive as well; it's not a cheap experience to read new books these days. That's where eBooks are prevailing. The price and the laziness of the average person, especially those with a Kindle, are factors that are making manual paged books a thing of the past, which I'm opposed to, but it's difficult with these times and the rise of technology that so many embrace.
I think if bookstores want to stay in business, used bookstores are great places to go. A store with deals on certain books is great to find, as long as the books are in good condition, and I think that even these big chains should start to consider a business transaction like that of Gamestop, where you can give them used books in good condition and they can give you store credit in return, and then sell the used books for less on the shelves. But I think big book stores are a long way from giving in to something like that when they can keep the shelves fresh with new, inflation-priced books, giving the store a "clean" feel as opposed to those cool little hole-in-the-walls with the best deals.