Third Place: You’re Doing It Wrong

2 Mar

I found this article via IWorkAt Borders, a wonderful LJ community for Borders employees.  As I used to work at Borders, I still check it out from time to time.

In Loss of Borders Would be a Loss for Families Michelle Sinclair Coleman shares how happy she is that her local Borders has survived the Bankruptcy filing and will remain open.  She then goes on to explain how much time she spends at Borders, during which time she hangs out, read magazines,  and drinks coffee while her kids run wild over the store.  But does she buy the magazines (or any books)?  Of course not.  Instead, she uses Borders’ free WiFi to check prices at Amazon.  And, she goes on to talk about how important places like Borders are to the community.

Of course, she was destroyed by the commenters.

You want a Third Place?  Support It.

One Response to “Third Place: You’re Doing It Wrong”

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  1. Lordy, lordy Starbucks is 40 « MaggieCakes - March 9, 2011

    […] know that there’s a Starbucks Gossip Blog!?  I guess it only makes sense as there’s (a previously referenced) one for Borders.  The “About Me” on the blog says that they’re not affiliated […]

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