MOUNT KISCO, N.Y.-- Juliette Curtiss drove up from Tarrytown, N.Y. on Wednesday to get one more shopping trip in at Borders before it closes its doors for good. As she made her way through the store she stopped to pick up mainly kids book, although most of that genre is currently only on a 10 percent discount.
But for Curtiss, getting a good deal is not her main objective, using the remaining money on a Borders gift card she received was the primary draw.
Curtiss, who usually shops at a Barnes & Noble closer to her house, said that she occasionally makes the drive up to Mt. Kisco to shop at the Borders because it had a bigger selection. She was disappointed when she learned that the store would close.
Its too bad because its a really nice store, she said. It has a great selection of dvds, cds, books and other stuff.
Although Curtiss could have used the gift card for an online purchase or an electronic book, she thinks there is still something to be said for the traditional method of buying and reading books.
I prefer a regular book. I use Amazon only when I have to, but I rather come in and hold a book in my hands and really see the cover, she said.
Curtiss is worried that this may soon be a thing of the past, as many book stores, including the Barnes & Noble close to her home, struggle to stay open.
Its hard to find a book store now-a-days, she complained.
Where will you go to get books now that Borders is closing?
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