RIP Borders

This news is a bit dated of course, but a few weekends ago while killing some time in Columbus Circle I stopped by the fire sale taking place at the Borders in the Time Warner Building. It was a depressing experience.

These big box chain stores always received a bad rap for supposedly pandering to the lowest common denominator, but I’ll always have fond memories associated with it from spending hours at the Borders back home in Alaska while growing up especially before broadband Internet was widespread. For a bookworm it was a wonderful place filled with comfortable couches and easy nooks, interesting employees, and a cozy cafe. I discovered and picked up many novels and albums (my first Wilco CD was purchased here) from its wide catalog.

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