Books Trouble in “Paradise”
posted by March 20 at 10:42 AMon
In addition to facing more books out, it looks like Borders is in pretty serious financial trouble. I can’t tell if this is good news or not—if I’m in a place with no actual, independent bookstores, I’ve always preferred Borders for browsing over Barnes and Noble, and Borders has a better shelving system, too. Does this mean that more independent booksellers will sprout up? Doubtful. If Borders was to go under, or close a number of stores, I think their former customers will either go to B&N or online for their books, which means that this could be a lose-lose proposition.