BOSTON (CBS) – The liquidation sale began at Borders book stores Friday.

One of the many going-out-of-business sales is at the Downtown Crossing store where fiction is mostly ten percent off, while magazines are being sold at a 40-percent discount.

Even with the deals, customers are not happy about it.

Watch Carl Stevens video journal:

“We’re pretty upset,” one woman told WBZ NewsRadio 1030.

“It’s been a really big staple in bookstores, whether you come in to just buy books or just as an atmosphere to study and read and look things up. It’s sad.  It’s really, really sad.”

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports

Borders is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

It filed for bankruptcy protection back in February.

Comments (3)
  1. MelissaX says:

    I was really shocked when I went to the Borders location in Copley and saw that it was closed. Now they’re closing the Downtown Crossing location? Unbelievably sad… Barnes & Noble at the Prudential Center will surely benefit from this.

  2. Lynn says:

    I think this is just the beginning. I have a Kindle and I love it. i can buy a book at the push of a button, anywhere, anytime. I think the future will be a shock to those who are not paying attention. I think the companies that will go out of business are, the Post Office, Department Stores, We are sending things online, e-mailing, faxing, we seldome use stamps anymore at all. We will be shopping on line, in the future we will be using Virtual Reality to shop and converse with sales people. I think that some of the businesses that will survive is manufacturing, restaurnats, hospitals ?? dont know, but its gonna be crazy, i know i wont be around for it. hmmmm im in my 50’s so maybe ill see a bit.

  3. Nancy T. says:

    Add car dealerships to be the next to go

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