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JonIrenicus
02-16-2011, 03:24 PM
http://www.csmonitor.com/Books/chapter-and-verse/2011/0214/Borders-moves-toward-bankruptcy-Are-bookstores-going-away


They are not actually going away, but filing bankruptcy seems like writing on the wall to me. It is kind of sad as I actually enjoy Borders stores but I don't see any hope for them.


Net, jobs will be lost with fewer employees at those chains, but people will be able to get their books easier, faster, and cheaper with increasing ebook sales.

bjkeefe
02-17-2011, 02:31 PM
http://www.csmonitor.com/Books/chapter-and-verse/2011/0214/Borders-moves-toward-bankruptcy-Are-bookstores-going-away


They are not actually going away, but filing bankruptcy seems like writing on the wall to me. It is kind of sad as I actually enjoy Borders stores ...

Judged against other nationwide chains, or against what else one finds in a typical shopping center, I agree -- Borders were enjoyable. I particularly liked their tolerance of customers walking around with (horrors!) a cup of coffee.

handle
02-17-2011, 02:54 PM
Maybe it's time for a sequel to "You've got mail". Tom Hanks is forced to file chapter 11, and Meg Ryan, who now reps for Kindle, must save the marriage, and the bank account. Working title: "Tweet Me Nice".. (sorry).