Books Left Behind in Borders

September 20th, 2011 | Posted by Dawn Bertuca in Uncategorized

Ever since Borders announced it was closing its stores, smart book shoppers have been haunting their local Borders each week as the prices dip lower and lower. I imagine there was a pretty good selection when the discount was 40%, but I didn’t get around to visiting until last week. I went on an email tip from an Borders employee that since the stores are selling all their fixtures, solid wood bookcases could be had at a steal. Alas, I didn’t really care for the bookcases. I meant it to be a quick trip, but I found myself browsing the books that still populate the shelves. The pickings are slim, but at a 80-90% discount, why not look around?

Hmmm.

Cringe. In fairness, Simon's bio was still on the shelf too, along with multiple copies of David Archuleta's

Clearly, this is a downer.

There were literally stacks and stacks of these.

And these.

Add to these piles of manga, technical manuals and outdated self-help tomes, and you have the majority of what remains on the shelves. Needless to say, I did not leave Borders with any book bargains this day. I did actually have a couple of $1 or $2 books in my hand (a Chris Cleave novel and a guide to my horoscope for 2011), but when I realized there were 20 people in line ahead of me, I decided to ditch them. I won’t be going back. So long, Borders, it was nice knowing you.

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