Sunday, October 12, 2008

Book Club Gone Wild

Dear Borders,

Is business really that good? Really?

On a busy Saturday afternoon, one of your employees hushed my small book club. Your employee said we were being too loud. We all looked at each other. Really? We are really that loud?

As we sat there in shock, we made plans for the next book club. Next month, it was already scheduled for a member's house. December, we better make it Panera. They won't care if we talk and laugh.

Usually, the book club walks around and selects books for the upcoming months. Can you say "Missed sales?" I won't be buying my next book club book at Borders. I am sure there would have been some coffee refills after the meeting. Cha ching. More missed sales. Ticked off ladies with Christmas season approaching rapidly. Can you say "Amazon. com?"

Before I left and before we got yelled out, I was dying to go and buy a tea and browse the bookstore. I even brought some coupons to use. But, you better believe that I made a quick get away after our book club snuck out quietly.

So Borders, is business really this good? Too good to let a book club talk and laugh on a busy Saturday in the cafe? You are not a library. And for years our book club hasn't had a problem at your store. Maybe it is because the economy is doing so well and your company doesn't need the support of book clubs. Shocking. We are one wild book club. Almost throw out of Borders!

Signed,

A book lover who used to love Borders in Cleveland, Ohio

P.S. In true Indy letter writing fashion, I will be sure to send a copy of this letter to the store and their headquarters.

9 comments:

LaskiGal said...

HELLO, Borders. You are NOT a library. I get that people READ in your store (thanks so much for the comfy chairs), but if people really want complete and utter silence . . . GO TO A LIBRARY. Seriously. The books are free. You can even take 'em with you when you leave. This means that SALES CLERKS are NOT librarians. Geesh.

Ugh.

Hello AMAZON. The coolest bookstore on the planet (I can play loud music, visit in my PJs and eat super crumbly foods ALL DAY LONG!).

OHmommy said...

Next time you guys meet I will follow you around with camera.

Book club gone wild. Ha! That is cute Indy.

Let me know where you plan on meeting. You guys are a crazy bunch.

Jessica said...

Def you should send a letter to the manager!

Stephanie said...

I was going to say you should send a complaint! Since when was a STORE a library? UGH. I hate it when stores get all fiesty like they're somebody!

Rhea said...

Wow, not good customer service on their part! Fuddy Duddies.

We just got a Border's nearby and went to it this weekend. I liked it, but not quite as much as B&N. It wasn't comfortable. No big seats and just felt more awkward.

Rhea said...

I just have to add...at least y'all were wild and noisy over books!! It's not as if you were having a jewelry party or a cocktail hour. I mean, sheesh!!

Clare said...

that is so annoying! I can't believe how they were acting!!

Good N Crazy said...

Yeah. Tell em.

But in fact meeting in the book store is the best idea I've ever heard. Course Panera is better!

I'm glad to be on the BlogHer loop with you!

Anonymous said...

Couldn't have said it better myself. Us crazy girls - right...
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