This development sucks, but I have to say, I thought it was going to happen when the company started closing stores late last year.
I like Barnes and Noble a lot, and I'm glad that there's one in the HoCo. But I LOVE Borders. Not sure exactly why. For me, I guess the store's layout is more intuitive for me, making it easier for me to find what I want than at B&N.
Of course, you know what this means? Bookstore monopoly in the HoCo! Seriously, what's the next closest competitor to B&N in the local market? Daedalus? Doesn't seem to be exactly the same market. Any ideas on this?
Although I don't mind the 10-minute schlep to B&N-- no real difference than my 10-minute schlep to Borders-- I'm going to miss Borders. If for no other reason, my wife's no longer going to get those Borders rewards points.