Borders Gift Cards Can Be Spent Elsewhere In Louisville

Two of the four Borders stores in Louisville are closing. WFPL checked in with local independent bookseller Carmichael’s for a reaction to the news earlier this week. Manager Kelly Estep says the closures are a blow to book industry as a whole, and while sales at Carmichael’s have been steady, it’s not clear what effect Borders’s bankruptcy may have on smaller shops.

One possible effect, though, is an increase in Borders gift cards being redeemed at Carmichael’s.

The Future of the Book

Do you love the smells and sounds that go along with cracking open a new (or old) book? Or do you just love reading? As technologies change and e-readers become more affordable, will paper books become obsolete? Or will there always be a demand for something you can throw in your beach bag? Join us this Tuesday as we ponder the future of the book.  Listen to the Show

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