I was talking to my mom a few weeks ago and she mentioned that the Borders near them closed. I LOVE Borders.
One, it's a bookstore. A bookstore so unlike the pathetic dinky bookstores of the past. I love superstores. Making a superstore of books is a dream come true for me. The economy is crap right now and one of my biggest concerns is that both Barnes and Noble and Borders will go out of business and life as I know (and love) it will cease to exist.
Two, for some reason I prefer Borders to Barnes and Noble. Originally, because Borders was one city closer to me in high school. Now I live within rock throwing distance of a Barnes and Noble, but I still prefer Borders. I think part of it is their FREE Borders Rewards program. No yearly fee like BN charges.
Three, the specific Borders that closed is where Jed and I went on all sorts of dates in high school, when we were engaged, and after we were married. We're book people. He'd drop me off in the Young Adult section, I'd find him later in Maps. We never even took advantage of the cafe. We just wandered the store enjoying the possibility of all the books to be read.
Borders filed for Bankruptcy today and they are closing 30% of their stores and restructuring, etc. They are even closing the store in Lawrence, KS that I regularly frequented (so sorry Kansas friends, you're left with nothing in town... I'll cross my fingers for a Barnes and Noble to move in so you have something). Luckily my local store is unscathed (which I predicted because I saw on a job board website recently that they were hiring). Please go shop at Borders and spend lots of money so they don't go out of business.