Key West local resident's comments on the island's life, politics, play, and people.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Key West's Borders Bookstore to Close
Border's Bookstore, which entered bankruptcy in February of this year, was hoping that a buyer would step forward and save the company. No buyer has emerged. The auction scheduled for this week has been cancelled.
As a result, Borders has announced they are closing all stores - including the Key West location.
The local Borders, actually a scaled-down version named Borders Express, was a sad statement on the state of the public's appetite for books. The inventory was focused on mass-market fiction, $5 coffee table books, and seemingly aisles of "________ for Dummies" books.
Was it the eBook or the poor store execution that doomed Borders? Maybe both.
Either way, if you are looking for literature, or an inspiring, curated collection of good reads, here are your best bets: