The good news is that you nicely captured the poignancy of the closing of a bookstore (Letters From The Editor: On the border of a cultural shift," John Canalis column, July 29). The bad news is that the topic was even available to write about.
We're told that Borders "earned" its bankruptcy by not keeping up with the new, new! Yet they were innovators in the modern bookstore concept just a few decades ago. The world has gone mad.
And the way things are trending, you can get ready to write a companion piece about some public libraries in a few more years. The prospect of a decade-long stagnant economy doesn't bode well for libraries with their long-term and hard-to-quantify benefits.