As a lifelong fan of reading, I was heartbroken when I heard the news that Borders Bookstore is shutting down. I loved going into a store, buying a new book, and sitting at the coffee shop for a few hours just by myself. (NERD. What? Yeah.)
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But not all is lost. Although Borders is shutting down its remaining stores by September, the bookseller is still honoring gift cards. So dig out those long-forgotten pieces of plastic and head on over to your local Borders to score some sweet deals on books while you still can!
For those of you who are into the new-fangled eReader phase, you can also get eBooks from Borders on the cheap. Personally, I like the non-environmentally-friendly old-fashioned real live paper book, but to each his or her own.
Do yourself a favor and go buy all the Harry Potter books!