Earlier this week Borders, which at last count had bookstores in Concord, Keene, and West Lebanon, and Borders Express stores in North Conway and Salem, announced that it would be liquidating. (The Nashua store was part of the round of closures announced earlier this year.) This is sad news for book-lovers, particularily ones (mostly outside the Granite State) who are now without a bricks & mortar bookstore in their town. There is a quick overview of the situation on Wired . Michael Herrmann, owner of Gibson's, wrote a very thoughtful assessment of this turn of events. NECN coverage of the issue included the perspective of the owner of MainStreet BookEnds of Warner.

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