Last week, or maybe the week before that, I heard the news that Borders would be closing its location in Westwood in January of next year. This news made me sad, because not only do I not like to hear of any retailers closing stores, but a bookstore--my bookstore--closing up shop is worst of all. And now that I'm back in the fold, it makes me even more sad...and a little afraid.
Today I read the news that in January the company will be closing its store on State Street in Santa Barbara as well.
Two years ago my beloved store on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, the store at which I spent nearly five (admittedly often hellish) years of my life, closed.
Go out and buy some books, people! You really don't want an electronic book reader. You want honest-to-god paper and ink books. They're easier on the eyes, the heft in the hand is satisfying, and they look great on the shelf. And anyway, how are your friends going to know how well read you are if all your books are virtual?
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