10 top book headlines of 2011

10 book stories that captivated us in 2011

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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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