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    Borders does not need to try and compete with the giant box stores like Barnes & Noble, while convenient, they do not capture much of the sense o… Read More
    Borders does not need to try and compete with the giant box stores like Barnes & Noble, while convenient, they do not capture much of the sense of wonder and community small local stores have. Borders could find a middle ground here, becoming more than just a bookstore but a community space for young people and families. Having gathering and meeting spaces would help to create stronger communities and books can create a wonderful place to connect with other like minded members of the community. Borders could capitalize on this and have smaller stocks of books, but employ local restaurants in a larger common space, hold many community events, and have local artists share poetry or music. This reimagined Borders would work not just to sell books as a product, but create a community and a place where books are seamlessly integrated into the experience of interaction with the community. *photos are not mine* Read Less
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