BookBanter Column on Forces of Geek: Borders Lives on . . . Sort of

Borders Lives on . . . Sort of

Bookanter Column

A lot people will acknowledge that 2011 was a pretty bad year for a lot of people; it was also the worst year possible for Borders, concluding with its going out of business sale in September, where thousands of employees (including yours truly) lost their jobs.

During the month of the company’s demise, I wrote a column, “Thank You Borders,” on what Borders had done for me personally, as well as what it had done for so many readers and customers and employees over its many years of service. Now, six months later, Borders Books, Music & More is becoming little more than a memory for everyone . . . and yet the memory that was Borders lives on in some ways. This is how.