Ann Arbor Weather:
Sunday October 22, 2017
Follow us: facebook twitter RSS feed
Print Comment E-mail

Borders' closings

 

continued



Front and center on the hardcover table: George W. Bush's Decision Points. Flanking that, books by Glenn Beck, Rand Paul, and--perhaps a weak attempt at a counterbalance--a book about how President Obama saved the auto industry. Also, a stack of Toxic Men, irony clearly unintentional.

A few tables back, a woman was unloading boxes and boxes of Eat Pray Love paperbacks. When is the store closing? "About eight weeks," she said shortly. Does she have another job lined up? "Nope," even more shortly.

Dissolve to Borders thirty years ago, State Street era: "You had that front table of display books, none of which were the best-sellers of the day. Half of them were university press books. Then the next display case you came to were all university press books. There was some arcane shit there," reminisces Keith Taylor.

Bookmark and Share
previous  ·  1 l 2 l 3 l 4  ·  next page
all on one page
read more stories here -> Marketplace  l  Culture  l  Community  l  News

You might also like:

Less Stuff, More Happiness
Finding meaning in cleaning
Cynthia Furlong Reynolds
Spectator Sports
A Family Story In The Digitized Michigan Daily, by Tim Athan
Trace Bundy
The Acoustic Ninja
James M. Manheim
Make Way for Drones
A new facility drives weather watchers off campus.
Michael Betzold
Nightspots: Tap Room
Restaurants - American
Photo: Toyota Takes on Two
Restaurants with Diapering Facilities
A clickable zoomable map
The Price of Security
Stopping truck-born terrorists raises event costs.
James Leonard
Regent Hotel
String Bass lessons by Steven Sigurdson
spark ann arbor