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Opening Arguments

Cross the Borders

Rats! We aren't escaping after all:

Two more Indiana Borders stores have been added to the list of those the company plans to close as part of its filing for bankruptcy protection.


Borders Group announced last month it would close about 200 of its 642 stores, including six in Indiana.


It's now added 28 more stores to the list, including two in Indiana -- the store at the Shops at River Crossing at 8675 River Crossing Blvd. in Indianapolis and a Fort Wayne store at 4320 Coldwater Road.

Love my Kindle, but one fewer place to sit and sip coffee in between book-browsing rambles is a slightly less civilized city.

Posted in: Books, Our town


Andrew J.
Fri, 03/18/2011 - 9:52am

That's the problem. Too many people in Borders sipping coffee for $2, browsing books and reading mags, using the book store like a library, and then leaving and spending nothing.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 1:00pm

I suspect brick and mortar bookstores face the same future as newsprint. As soon as everyone has an e-book of some sort, why go to a store? Just download what interests you. Nevertheless, I'll miss them. Just the musty smell of books reminds me of many a pleasant hour spent in libraries and bookstores.
Of course, I miss my old Royal typewriter, too, complete with ribbon smudges.