It appears to be all over for the Borders bookselling chain. The company will be liquidated — meaning sold off in pieces — and almost 11,000 employees will lose their jobs. The chain’s 400 remaining stores will close their doors by the end of September.
Say what you like, it’s a sad day for book lovers when any bookstore closes. And here’s another piece from NPR explaining ramifications of the demise of Borders.
Meanwhile, on Twitter, someone created the hashtag #ThankUBorders asking people to post their memories of and tributes to Borders. Mine was that at my local Borders I met many people through book groups who are now my best friends.
So yes, I will miss my local Borders. How about you?