GOODBYE BORDERS

This has been an unprecedented week in my life.  Without going more than 5 miles from my home I have experienced an earthquake, tornado, my son leaving for college and our dog, Bingo, saying his last goodbye.  Talk about an emotionally charged week.   Since, I couldn’t  do anything to change the course of those events I will focus on another farewell… BORDERS BOOKS and MUSIC.

My love affair with BORDERS started when I first saw the shiny box store.  Anyone who knows me will attest that I long have needed a program to get over my addiction to buying books (especially children’s books).  BORDERS became my place to browse with my young preschoolers and keep them happy with a cookie and hot chocolate during months where the sun went down before dinner! A venue for other moms with strollers to meet and laugh over a latte.  Where we could sit and hear a local or nationally renowned author read aloud excerpts from their books.  And, where I heard my friend, Tom Sullivan, perform his great music.

BORDERS also was the first area store to spotlight my BABY, TODDLER and PRESCHOOL SIGN LANGUAGE DVD.  They allowed me a great spot during their Educators’ Promotions week and I was so grateful for their sales and hospitality.  This kind of treatment meant the world to me and helped jumpstart my business, SIGNING FAMILIES.   

Goodbye BORDERS, my friend.

2 thoughts

  1. Thanks to Borders for helping my friend Louise jumpstart her business.

    Good-buy Borders. Some of us will continue to love real books more than anything else…the smells, the turning of pages, the bonding with our children while snuggling over a story of rhyme and vibrant images…thanks for being a big part of our lives, Borders. My mother always bought books from your stores for my children…we’ll miss you.

  2. I’ll miss Borders in San Diego. The Mission Valley store has been so wonderful for buying books for Mom to Madre. I especially will miss their bargain tables. Thanks for your Borders’ memories, Louise. Connie Goldin

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