Thursday, January 5, 2012
This is Where Borders Bookcases Go to Die
One of the major things we lost in 2011 was the once-vibrant Borders book and music chain. Now the former Border stores sit empty in spots such as Glendale's Brand Blvd. and Pasadena's Lake Avenue. But pieces of it live on -- look carefully at used bookstores around town, and the Borders shelving is popping up all over the place. We mentioned back in June that downtown's The Last Bookstore uses the old Borders fixtures (nicely refinished) -- and now, as seen above, the new discount Crown Books store in Burbank also relies on those Borders bookcases.