10 top book headlines of 2011

10 book stories that captivated us in 2011

2. Farewell, Borders

It turns out that Borders had some limits. Big ones. The mammoth bookstore chain went under, forcing the closure of hundreds of stores across the country. Monitor editor-in-chief John Yemma mourned the loss of what e-books can't provide (but bookstores can), while I went into a bit of a shame spiral due to the fact that I appreciated Borders more than independent bookshops.

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