Too bad about the Borders Bookstores bankruptcy and all the closings. I’ve always loved those stores.
I understand of course why technology made this more or less inevitable. Physical books are clearly on their last legs, and it’s hard to argue against electronic reading. It is more convenient, on the whole.
Really, though, what made Borders so great wasn’t the books at all, it was the ambiance they created in their stores. It would be very difficult to create an online store that could replicate that.