It was the end of an era when Borders finally declared bankruptcy and closed its doors. The days of killing time before that meeting or job interview had come to and end, replaced by the ultimate time killer: the Internet. And with Amazon, eBooks and kitten videos readily available our fingertips, there wasn't enough room in this new world for useless kitschy books. Borders may be gone but as long as a FarmVille for Dummies book exists, it won't be forgotten.
Many people will remember Borders as a shelter for hobos who were too snobby to take a nap in the public library but it also offered us an odd glimpse into the lives of our most successful icons. Unfortunately, in the last few liquidation days, it became abundantly clear that no one really cared about Rick Springfield's insomnia.
Although it did have an extensive selection of programming books which acted as sort of a low budget computer training education. The dream of working at a high tech job for a secure company was literally at our fingertips. It's too bad the tech books they had became obsolete as soon as you master it.
Put down that Kindle and join us on a trip down memory lane with our Dumb Books This Bankrupt Book Store Can't Give Away gallery.