Borders: The Sinking Ship

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The demise of the bookseller chain Border's has been well documented. Here are some more ways employees are coping with the loss at the Borders location in Barboursville, WV. Big thanks to user spiritkittykat for the pics!

Amazon: They Have Everything

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Borders - Still Working the Harry Potter Angle to the Bitter End

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How Your Bookseller Really Feels About You

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When stores are about to go out of business, they offer that rare environment where you can hear what employees in the service sector think about you, the customer, even while they're still working. It's like the difference between studying chimpanzee behavior in a zoo and actually going to the rainforest to live with them, Goodall-style. It's a total win.

~OLJ

Monday Memes

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^From the bathroom door of a closing Borders.

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job fails - crappy vending machine

Borders' Last Gasps of Irony

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I did get some pretty sweet books from their sale, though. Grapes of Wrath, The Warmth of Other Suns, and Eeeee Eee Eeee (actual name of the title). Anyone else score anything?

~OLJ