Sunday, 20 December 2009

Borders bookshop to close on Tuesday

I was in Glasgow end of last week and popped into Borders bookshop on Buchanan Street to check out the magazine rack, only to find the store was closing down, another casualty of the recession. It's sad to see it go (I much preferred Borders to Waterstones), but this is just a quick post to say that there is obviously a closing down sale now underway. I managed to pick up Graham Holton's and Jack Winch's revised edition of Discover Your Scottish Ancestry (I had the PDF copy, but nothing better than holding an actual book in your hand!), and Alan Stewart's Grow Your Own Family Tree, together for £11, and there are plenty of other genealogy and history books still available there, on the ground floor (relocated downstairs from the second floor for the sale).

A staff member told me that the store will be remaining open until Tuesday 22nd, so still time to pick up some last minute bargains, with various books at 50% off. I'm assuming that the other stores across the country will also be closing in Tuesday.

To all at Borders in Glasgow - a HUGE thanks for being such a great store, and for providing such a great service over the last few years. You will be sorely missed.

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1 comment:

Sheena said...

I prefer Borders as well.
I was in the Watford branch today and actually felt quite sad - there was "jolly" Christmas music belting out, virtually no books left on the shelves, and a board at the door displaying all the shop fittings that were for sale with "sold" notes on most of them.
HUGE credit to the Watford staff too - still helpful, professional and pleasant despite loosing their jobs at such a time of year.