Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Borders Closing

The consensus in literate quarters
On the shuttered locations of Borders
Is now that the name
Of this publishing game
Is e-book and internet orders.

Only months after filing for bankruptcy, Borders book stores announced that they would close for good. Attempts to find a private equity savior proved unsuccessful, against a backdrop of a changing industry, increasing prevalence of e-readers such as the Kindle and Nook, and a fitful US economy. As a "bookseller selling just books," Borders has found it impossible to compete in this new era.


  1. Borders is closing? How sad.

    In hindsight if only they'd had

    The power to see

    That books need to be

    On Kindle and Nook and iPad.

  2. A wonderful addition to Rhymes by Readers -- thanks!

  3. Well said. It would be funny, were it not so sad.


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