Borders hasn’t been my favorite bookstore in a long time, but, being in Michigan, it was the most prevalent. And as someone who still likes to read and buy actual books, this is a blow.
Yes, we have ebooks now, and Amazon, and blah blah blah. We’ll be fine, and the books aren’t going to go away entirely, no matter how loudly the digital evangelists are shouting. This is still sad, because what really doomed Borders was a long chain of bad business decisions – and now 10,700 people are going to lose their jobs because of it.