It’s Tuesday and I know you were probably expecting a tip of some kind, but today is going to be a different Tuesday! It’s going to be a “Come on gang, let’s save the school!” kind of Tuesday.
For all my romance readers out there, I’m sure you could appreciate a store such as the Borders Express in Lancaster. Imagine walking into a store and there are not just a few bookshelves in the romance section, but an entire wall! And I’m not talking a small wall either. I’m talking HUGE.
Imagine heading into the J.D. Robb section and finding the IN DEATH series in chronological order. For those of us who read it when we can, what a godsend! No more wondering about which book came in what order.
Or how about a staff that can recommend the latest greatest romance releases as well as help you find that book you heard about, but can’t quite remember the title or the author?
Well, you could have all that if you visited the Borders Express in Lancaster. Unfortunately, this is one of the Borders Express stores slated to be closed shortly. Or maybe not. Maybe there is way that we can all join together and help keep this bastion of romance alive.
So today I’m asking you to reach out to Borders and ask them nicely not to close down this store:
Borders Express #0426; 828 Park City Center; Lancaster, PA 17601
You can call Borders Customer Service at 800.770.7811 or go to the Borders online customer care center and send them a note about this store. Here’s the link for sending the e-mail:
Or if you prefer to write, send them a note at:
Borders Customer Service
PO Box 7002
LaVergne, TN 37086
I understand there are lots of economic reasons for these closings, believe me I do. But Romance needs bookseller advocates like those in this store and in many other similar stores. We can’t save all of them, but maybe we can save just one.
Thank you all for indulging me with this today. Please note that this blog was not requested or suggested by any of the staff at the store, but based on my own personal decision to attempt to make a difference.