I'm sure many of you are well aware that today many Borders stores were going to be closing down. To see the full list, click here.
Today I found out my store will be closing and it really bummed me out. I feel worse for all the people who are now loosing their jobs. So what I'm saying to everyone is that if you can get to a Borders: Go buy a book! Help save the other stores that are still opened so they can get passed this.
And if you happen to live in Pennsylvania and are around Exton, you should swing by the mall and go to the Borders Express. (Check them out on facebook!) That's where two of my friends work and they are big advocates for Young Adult. It seems like once a month they have an author in there (past events include: Cassandra Clare, A.S. King, Michelle Zink, Rachel Caine) and if you check out their facebook page you can see they really know how to throw an event! I wish I lived closer because I'd be hanging out in their store all day.
Now I know some of you are probably going to say something about shopping Indie Bound. Please don't think I don't support that in any way because I do. I think it's awesome bookstores that aren't a chain are open, host events, etc. But like I mentioned, I live in the middle of nowhere and there aren't any Indie Bound stores remotely close to me. I think the last time I did a search the nearest one was almost 5 hours away.
So basically, go support your local Borders this month!