Share your memories of Borders' 40-year heritage in Ann Arbor
For years, Borders was a uniquely Ann Arbor company.Brothers Tom and Louis Borders founded the company in 1971 as an 800-square-foot book shop on South State Street in the shadow of the University of Michigan. (Here's an extensive timeline detailing Borders' rise and fall.)
Now, the company — which the Borders brothers sold nearly two decades ago — plans to liquidate. Nearly 11,000 employees will lose their jobs, and the company's 399 stores are expected to close.
What are your favorite memories of shopping at Borders? What was it like to shop there in its early days? And what frustrated you in its final years?
Share your thoughts in the comments section below.