25 Aug '11, 10am

Borders, to me, was more than just a bookstore. Khazmin’s blog: A World Without Borders

Like many others, I felt a tinge of sadness when Borders closed its doors at Wheelock Place this week. When Borders in the United States filed for bankruptcy protection earlier in the year, the word then was that our local stores were safe because they were under a separate management. The outlet at Parkway Parade is still open at least, but it's not the same as the Wheelock outlet! It's odd to be nostalgic about a bookstore I guess, but to me and a lot of others, Borders was more than that. It was everyone's favourite meeting point, thanks to its convenient location. It's next to the MRT, near the shopping centres and close to Lido cinemas. Plus, the bus to Zouk wasn't that far away. It's easy to see why everyone arranged to meet there -- It was air-conditioned, sheltered and had plenty of things to occupy you while waiting for tardy friends. Even if you had nothing to do...

Full article: http://www.menshealth.com.sg/blog/khazminj/world-without-...

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