My apologies to anyone who clicked the “More” link on my last post and ran into a whole bunch of super creepy links. I haven’t figured out how the hack worked, but it was indeed a hack. Ew. I probably need to upgrade my WordPress.
Folks have been blogging about the new Borders “concept stores,” which will feature Travel, Cooking, Wellness, Graphic Novels, and Children’s Books. I wonder if Children’s Books implies YA, too? Also, any time Borders is in the news, I think about the Borders of my Ann Arbor childhood. There was only one store. There was an era when smokers could smoke inside. I remember reading Delia Ephron’s Teenage Romance: Or How To Die Of Embarrassment sitting on one of the wooden benches upstairs, at a time when I thought, daily, that I might. Later, when the Borders I knew had morphed into “Store One” during their first period of serious corporate expansion, a whole bunch of my friends worked there, and going to Borders became as much about visiting them as it was about browsing for new books. Ann Arbor readers, have any of you been to the Concept Store? What did you think?