There has been a hole in my bookstore heart that can’t seem to be mended. Since Borders closed I have been struggling to find a suitable replacement.
I have been purchasing books from booktopia.com.au and although I do like browsing through online stores it doesn’t feel the same as wandering through the shelves of the once book super store.
The smaller book stores are sufficient if I get really desperate for a book purchase. Unfortunately they are slightly over priced, don’t offer quite the range that Borders did and don’t have the extras such as notepads, magazines, etc.
I also miss the fact that I could spend hours in Borders without feeling like a criminal. You could sit down, browse through the books and enjoy a coffee. I feel as though I have to get in and out as quickly as possible in the smaller stores.
Borders had the best range of magazines. I now have to search through newsagents to find my favourite international mags and more often then not I come home empty handed.
Borders had everything a book lover needed all under one roof. It is sadly missed.