I was in Melbourne today. Had lunch with a friend who works in a major publishing house. We didn’t really talk about publishing, but the Borders demise was mentioned.

On the way home, I went to Borders in Highpoint. I bought $502.40 worth of books for $50.24. It felt uncomfortable. I felt a bit ashamed to be picking at Borders’ carcass. Worse still, was the guilty feeling I had about buying books by two authors I love (Australia’s amazing Margo Lanagan and Kelly Link) at 90% off the recommended retail price. Sorry Kelly! Sorry Margo!