A2: Books

The New Yorker published some reflections by Susan Orlean, author of “The Orchid Thief,” regarding the bankruptcy of Borders: “I feel somewhat responsible for the Borders Books bankruptcy. I went to college in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where Borders was founded; at the time, there was one single Borders store, a dark, sprawling space on State Street right near campus, with the nooks and crannies and shadowy corners of a magical grotto. I spent many afternoons in the store, surrounded by books I’d hauled down from the shelves, reading and whiling away the day. I bought a few of the books, but not many.” [Source]