Borderline Play? NYT reports on Borders' financial woes and possible merger with Barnes and Noble. Wow. Shocking news to this author/reader. I'm used to the demise/struggle of the independent bookstores, but . . . wow. What does it say when a giant like Borders is in danger of extinction?
Maybe nothing more than Amazon is the new giant in the kingdom? I have to admit that there's nothing like saving money and Amazon seems the cheapest way to buy my books, but I'm also a big fan of instant gratification--and impulse. I can be an impulse book buyer.
I've even been known to be called, impatient. I know, say it isn't true, but, yes, a couple of Scribes informed me that the publishing industry doesn't understand "Theresa time". But I digress. Borders seems such an institution. But then, if they merge with Barnes and Noble will anybody even notice a difference?
Maybe all my gasping is for naught. What say you?