I have had a long love affair with Borders Book Stores. I believe it all began many years ago during college when my best friend and I would go there to "study" and end up with piles of magazines, cups of coffee and hours of conversation on our table instead.
I know it's just a sign of the times, but I am going to miss it so much. It's my escape. I love walking through the aisles gathering books in my arms, dreaming of reading them all. And I still love going there and sitting with more magazines than I could read through in a day. I go there to work, I go there when I'm sad, I go there when I'm happy. Like I said, it's my escape.
I know there are other bookstores where I can now go, but this was my store. It's been my store for six years...and now it's going away. And that is sad.
GO out and buy a book today and support your local bookstore so they don't all close in this e-reader happy society. Savor the goodness of digging through the aisles of information and being surrounded by stories that have been around longer than any of us.
I'll miss you Borders! Thanks for all the wonderful magazine-reading, wedding-planning, vacation-researching, card-buying, coffee-drinking, novel-shopping afternoons that we've had together.