Thursday, March 17, 2011

Borders adds San Rafael store to the closure list

News today that Borders Books has added another 28 stores to the list of bankruptcy closures, including the store on Francisco Boulevard in San Rafael.

The reprieve for the San Rafael outlet lasted just a month, and the store is now scheduled to close by late May.

In the short term the Borders closure will take some pressure off other book stores in the county, but the switch to digital media appears to be relentless - ebooks now outsell hardbacks. So is it only a matter of time before the bricks-and-mortar bookseller ends up at the same place in history as the video store and the music store?

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