Borders bookstores has called off the auction and has chosen to liquidate instead. The news is pretty unsurprising seeing as the chain has been battling different problems financially for several years. I think a lot of people have seen the writing on the wall.
But how much will the closing affect you? For me I don’t think it will bother me at all. I haven’t stepped foot in a Borders in quite a long time. I’ve always preferred Barnes & Noble even before I spent some time after college and during grad school working for them. I like their layout, their cafe, and something about the atmosphere always made me feel more comfortable. Borders sometimes felt like a warehouse to me. I also disagreed with some of their categorizations for certain books.
And now I have a Nook so I don’t have cause, really, to buy anything digitally from somewhere else. I still wouldn’t buy media from B&N though; it’s way overpriced (exception being when they have their buy two get one free sale).
I will go to Borders if they have an awesome clearance sale before closing, however!