I had no idea. I did not get the customary prices reduced, last 3 days email. I'd been receiving emails about the store on Thursday or Friday since the liquidator started the closing sales. A beautiful store with a wonderful staff is gone. The books are gone.
I spent many hours here browsing, having a coffee and snack, working on this blog, but most important buying many, many books. I will miss this Borders tremendously.
I wish luck to all Borders' former employees and to Borders itself. I hope the former employees find jobs. I hope Borders survives the bankruptcy. Yes, I know that the end of the print book has been predicted. (I even have a Nookcolor.) However until that actually happens, I want a place to browse books, touch them, turn them over to read the back cover, and bring them home to read. Losing a bookstore, any bookstore, makes me sad. I'm fortunate that I have a Barnes & Noble close by. The nearest Borders, now that more than half the stores in CT have been closed, is too far away.
*I reserve the right to write about Borders again if it does not emerge from bankruptcy. I am not sure that it will.