You will be missed.
My favorite book store will be closing. I hate that. Now I have to drive about 30 miles to a real book store. Now mind you, I will pass three B&N stores to get to the closest indie store around that sells a variety of books.
Yes, I could shop at any of those stores, but they've never been helpful or friendly. They always acted like they were doing me a big favor in helping me locate anything in their stores. The BORDERS people, on the other hand were friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Why they are out of business is beyond my comprehension.
It never failed, I'd often stop into Borders to get a magazine or a cup of coffee and I'd always walk out with a book or two. Ones I would never have found on the net.
What a shame.
What a shame no one was able to reorganize a good book store for readers and authors. And they were always really "author friendly" too. As opposed to that other chain...who could not have cared less if an author was in the neighborhood and stopped by and offered to sign books. They could not be bothered. They were too busy looking bored and superior.