You might have heard that roughly 200 Borders stores will be shutting their doors by late May. My pal Rachelle let me know that the Tacoma store (on 38th near the Tacoma Mall) will be closing this Sunday. I happened to be in the area this afternoon, so I popped by.
As she mentioned, everything was 80-90% off. The stock was pretty slim, but there was still enough to browse. I found a few new treasures to peruse on those nights I like to sit by the fire and read a book (yeah, right…when does that ever happen?!).
I found A Guide to the Birds of East Africa (the cover says the style is similar to Alexander McCall Smith), Ethan Frome (one of those classics I never worked my way through in school), Dear American Airlines (a novel about a man who gets stuck at the airport and misses his daughter’s wedding), and a book about the Stock Market Crash of 1929.
All told, I spent $6.47 out of pocket and saved…
Here are some things I found but did not buy:
- Lots of copies of Nicole Richie’s book.
- Lots of copies of Obama’s and Sarah Palin’s books.
- A copy of Jon & Kate Gosselin’s book on “surviving and thriving” with multiples.
- When Mommy Needs a Time Out and the Migration of Animals (these were about the only titles left in Childrens).
- The Situation Workout on DVD (you know, of The Jersey Shore “fame?”).
If you’re just looking for something to read as I was, you might want to head over there. Or, if you’re in the market for bookshelves (yes, those were for sale too). You might also inquire if a store nearer to you is about to close too.
Although, the whole thing made me a little sad. I remember when that Borders went in years ago. It was one of the first “big” bookstores in the area and I remember how special it was to go there. For some strange reason, I’m feeling an urge to watch You’ve Got Mail with Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks.
Have you visited any Borders lately? Found anything?