Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Day 20: Borders Employees Vent Frustrations in ‘Ode to a Bookstore Death’

As Borders closed forever this weekend, one patron snapped a photograph of a bitter bookseller’s manifesto an unidentified store: “Things We Never Told You: Ode to a Bookstore Death.” 

The massive list collected years worth of pent-up sarcasm and frustration, spawning thousands of angry (and bemused) reactions from bookstore patrons.
Below, we’ve collected five controversial statements from the list. What do you think about the list? (Via Matt Staggs)
1. “We hate when a book becomes popular simply because it was turned into a movie.”
2. “Nicholas Sparks is not a good writer…if you like him, fine, but facts are facts.”
3. “We greatly dislike the phrase ‘quick question.’ It’s never true. And everyone seems to have one.”

Read more here. 

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