Empty book shelves

I love books and I thrill to see shelves lined with books whether in a home or a shop. So it’s been very odd this week to visit several Books etc stores.
The chain is part of the Borders group of companies which is now bankrupt and in receivership. This means that the stores are selling all remaining books at up to 80% discount. The stores I visited have now sold almost all their outstanding stock and there is shelf after shelf after shelf absolutely empty.
I could not help feeling a sense of sadness.


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