It's sad when a business fails, especially one that has been around for quite a while like Borders Books.
Since the company could not find the proverbial "white knight" to buy them and stay in operation, liquidation proceedings have begun.
Of course this means some great bargains along the way for the savvy shopper.
The projected closing date for the stores is sometime between mid to late September.
The individual locations will still be receiving product (new books) until sometime in August between the fact that a lot of merchandise had to be ordered in advance and that the warehouses need to be cleaned out too.
For those interested, below the cut, I will be keeping tabs on what is going on, and how much the discounts are.
I personally have been a Borders customer for a mighty long time. I am/was a member of their rewards program, receiving coupons via e-mail all the time and earning what were called Borders Bucks along the way that could be used towards future purchases.
Needless to say, being the bookworm that I am, both came in handy for some often judicious shopping.
The closest Borders to me is/was an Express, less than 5 miles away round trip. With them shutting down, the next closest bookstore with a physical presence (a Barnes and Noble) is over 40 miles, one way!
Ain't life in New England grand?
It's a safe bet that after my local Borders shuts its doors, I will be on Amazon a lot more.