September 19, 2011

A Final Farewell to Borders

Yesterday, Borders closed the last of its stores.

I couldn't help but think of the movie "You've Got Mail," where the big box store is taking over all of the little independent booksellers. Borders was that big box store.

It was so sad to see the place wiped out.

After making two or more, I honestly can't remember, trips to Borders, I came away with the following goodies for really great prices.

First up, I had never heard of Taste of Home and I was really impressed with this cookbook/magazine.Nothing like a book about Paris, a map of Paris and some cookbooks for a beverage (or 2).Every year for Christmas, I give my dad a calendar of Italy so why not get it early at 70% off!Something to give me some ideas for future projects (provided I win Lotto).And how about some really interesting reads.Have you read any of these books?

Well Borders, so sad to see you go but thank you for the great reads!

9 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Sorry to see it go, but it looks like you picked up some great reads-enjoy:@)

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

Maybe your stash will hold you over until you find another favorite bookstore. Happy reading!
Best,
Susan

Laura said...

Let me know how "Whistlin' Dixie in a Nor'Easter" is. You shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but I usually do anyway. And that one looks good! LOL

Beth said...

Ours closed last weekend...so sad..of the two big ones in our area I much preferred Borders...

Looks like you got some good buys...I have wanted to read teh Barbara Kingslover one for awhile!

Kris said...

It is sad to see the smaller book stores close up shop. They just cannot compete with the likes of Amazon and Barnes and Noble. I preferred Borders to Barnes and Noble and was a frequent buyer.

I have read Luanne Rice's Secret's of Paris. It was a fairly good book...not one of my favorites. I did a book review for Fifi Flowers, Reading is Fasionable's blog. If you are interested you can check it out here http://readingisfashionable.com/2011/04/secrets-of-paris-by-luanne-rice.html#more

Have a great day.

Kris

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I had hoped to get back to my closest one before they closed, but that never happened, Carmie. It looks like you got some great deals and books. You'll have to let us know how those novels are. I'm always up for something interesting to read.

michelle said...

That is so sad and I hate that that is happening so much lately.
You picked up some great things though and will have reading material for a while.
:)
xoxo

Gail said...

There's a lot of great things that have come about from the internet but the closing of bookstores is not one of them. I'd rather hold a book in my hands than a kindle.

What's next--will libraries eventually go the way of Borders?

Yvonne said...

I read Whistlin Dixie in a Noreaster - it is a really nice read about a woman from Tennessee who moves to Maine because her husband wants to go. Has some surprise twists and turns. I think you will like it.

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