Today is the last day I can get the extra 10% discount at Borders. I'm going to visit one last time and pick over the bare bones of books left. Lots of hardbacks are left in the mystery and fantasy rows. A few tempt me but not enough. I want to buy them but even with the discount and sales price most are going to be around fifteen dollars. If they were by authors I put on the keeper shelf I would snag them but I'll probably wait for the paper back or the library to finally get them. Once they're out in paperback I can get them much cheaper for my eReader also.
It's still sad to go in the store and see the cafe closed and that ugly, uncomfortable furniture with bright orange price tags on. My daughter and I spent many hours together there, talking about books and sharing all kinds of talks. We have found nothing to replace Borders yet, at least not within easy commuting distance.
I composed at least a third of my blogs while sitting in that cafe as well as typing 'The End' on two of my novels while enjoying an over priced cup of iced coffee. I already miss you.
Have any of you shopped at your local going-out-of-business Borders? Any good buys?