Borders Book announced Monday that they are finally going to close their doors… for good this time. By September of this year, all Borders Book Stores will be closed partly due to the rise in e-reader sales. In a statement, Borders President Mike Edwards said the e-reader “revolution, and turbulent economy, have brought us to where we are now.” Below are some comments from, fans of the chain and their feelings about the closure.
“I love Borders…I love books,” said Aurora Martinez of the Bronx.
Andy Esposito, an editor for the magazine NY Mets Inside Pitch, said he’d rather hold a real book in his hands instead of navigating pages with an e-reader. “For decades, Borders stores have been destinations within our communities, places where people have sought knowledge, entertainment, and enlightenment and connected with others who share their passion,” he continued. “Everyone at Borders has helped millions of people discover new books, music, and movies, and we all take pride in the role Borders has played in our customers’ lives. I extend a heartfelt thanks to all of our dedicated employees and our loyal customers.”
“I like the feel of books,” Marge Suntop said. But unlike many other customers, Suntop said she’d be willing to use an e-reader due to the response from her friends. “It’s definitely the wave of the future.”