Now that Borders has announced it is definitely closing all of it's stores - will you miss it?
Do you think bookstores are going the way of the dinosaurs? Big box stores eliminated so many "mom and pop" book shops - now Amazon and eBooks are taking over... I know my SO and I used to go on dates to Borders - have coffee, buy a book or two and just hang out. Would love to see some hubs or answers about how to keep bookstores in fashion
I guess I may not mss it-- I've been buying my books on-line-- so yeah-- it'll soon be going way of the telephone booths.. you know what that is right? LOL Good questions
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.
I mostly feel bad for the almost 11,000 Border's employees who will be out of a job! I usually went to Border's so I could go to the Seattle's Best coffee shop inside In Boulder, the Seattle's Best is on the second floor with a great view of the mountains. That, I will miss!
I will definitely miss it!!! It was the only place where i live that I could go and surround myself in books. I really enjoyed going to the store!!
I got a Nook for Christmas but no matter what, I still prefer the feel of a good old fashioned book. But like Ben Graves said, people are getting lazy and more tech savvy while books are getting expensive.
Most of the books I get are bought used from Amazon, but I do frequently go to Borders to look for new books. I'll miss it. I used as a getaway every since I got my license.
It's also gonna be bad for area because a lot of locak charities go to Borders to raise money. A few times the Animal Shelter even bought some kittens.
Yeah, it is always sad when a book store has to close. Less places to hang out. No jobs for people.
we don't have a Borders near where I live, but I have a similar chain here as well as family run stores. I love bookstores. One of my dream jobs growing up was to work in a bookstore. But you have to be able to carry heavy boxes of books and climb ladders unassisted, so I never got to work in one.
It's sad when people lose their job-a lot of people are out of work. And comments like that of Kaddam aren't helpful.
not really. last year i realized that i was spending $30-50 per month on books. i found a great site that solved my problem.
it explains the site pretty well.
I like the ambience of book stores, I can spend hours in book stores and I have found more interesting books that way.
I won't really miss it. I prefer to support the "mom and pop" and used bookstores in my community. They're more expensive, but I don't mind the extra money if I can do my part to help keep them in business.
So, no, I won't miss Borders, but I do hate that ebooks are taking the place of printed books.
Personally, I don't want to see e-books take place of real books. There's something about the realness of a book that I like. Hopefully Borders closing won't mean that other stores will close.
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