Friday, 8 January 2010
Borders Bookshop on Briggate in Leeds city centre closed for the final time just before Christmas.
Once the company went into administration it was I think just a matter of time. As a book lover I was disappointed that it came to the end of the road.
Buying books online is OK but you really cannot get a feel of how nice a book is by looking at the cover. Yes we still have Waterstones books but is one bookshop enough for a city like Leeds. I do not know, but I do think that niche shops still have a place in our towns and cities. A book is not like a cauliflower, but the supermarkets here think that they are the same.
I am a bit late with this partly because the snow took my attention, but I spoke with someone yesterday to whom this was news.