I was delighted when my local Borders in Springfield, Virginia, survived the original cut when Border's went into bankruptcy earlier this year. I get up at 8 a.m., on Saturday mornings, and head to my Zumba class. After I get home, shower and change, I head to Border's. Every Saturday, rain or shine, I drive the five minutes to the bookstore -- except for vacations and the rare blizzard -- to browse. Check the new books. Look at the magazines. Border's is the last place in this area where I can get Bunte, but the store stopped stocking Point de Vue, Hola and Hello after the bankruptcy announcement.
Every Saturday, a large vanilla latte, extra vanilla, skim milk. Light ice in the summer. I am a Border's Rewards Plus member, so I get extra bennies. Last Saturday, I bought the new People magazine (Duchess of Cambridge on the cover) and Kate Morton's third book.
I plan to be there every Saturday morning until the store closes in September. I do not know what I will do after the store closes for good! Where will I get my vanilla latte? Where will I browse even a small section of foreign magazines?
This sucks ... big time.