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Yep, It’s Official

by TerriAnn

After all the hulaballo, I finally made it over to my local Borders here in San Mateo. And, yes, it is truly closing. Everything is on sale and nothing is held back. They announced that gift certificates are accepted but coupons are not. The discount ranges from 20-40%. When a store is closing out, in my opinion they should start at 30% at least. They’ll probably drop the prices but there probably won’t be much left as several shelves were already empty. Guess it’s more power to Amazon and e-readers!

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nicole March 2, 2011 - 8:13 am

This makes me so sad. I love to go to book stores.

Cookies & Clogs March 2, 2011 - 8:24 am

As a last visit, my daughter and I sat and read on the floor for a while until our ‘cheeks’ got numb. I’ll miss that.

Frans March 2, 2011 - 8:24 am

Chance for smaller independent bookstores to thrive once again.

Cookies & Clogs March 2, 2011 - 8:35 am

Perhaps. They can provide the expertise and ‘bookstore experience’ but many will forgo that for the lower prices online.

blueviolet March 2, 2011 - 9:52 am

This makes me kinda sad because I think it’s only the beginning of it.

Cookies & Clogs March 2, 2011 - 11:08 pm

Yep, I agree. When the ‘biggies’ can’t make it, what hope is there for other brick & mortar businesses.

Amber March 2, 2011 - 11:48 am

I know, it’s so sad. Border’s used to be my go to store for books, but recently I’ve been going to Barnes and Nobles because they are cheaper. I guess I will be stuck with them for a while now.

Cookies & Clogs March 2, 2011 - 11:09 pm

Barnes & Nobles cheaper? Really? B&N is just so big, cold, and impersonal though. I wonder what’s next…

Emily @ Baby Dickey March 2, 2011 - 9:32 pm

Ours isn’t closing! I’m glad, I suppose, but I went the other day to check out the sales and of course nothing was on sale! Even had a “now hiring” sign in the window!

Cookies & Clogs March 2, 2011 - 11:10 pm

How weird. Oh well, now we know why business isn’t going too well – bad management and planning.

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