I don't usually walk into a bookstore and leave having purchased nothing; let alone a bookstore that is having a going out of business sale. There's a Borders that is going under in Buckhead--one of the most expensive retail areas in Atlanta. The last day of business is still a ways off and today they were only offering 30% off everything which basically put them right in line with internet retailers.
I just couldn't bring myself to buy anything; isn't that terrible? I want to feast on the lees on the last day of the stores existence when all books are one dollar. With this in mind I was awfully tempted to 'misplace' some jewels in hopes that they would still be there when I go back. Brick-and-mortar book selling is hard, and I guess I'm not helping, but 30% didn't make an impression on me for a new book, especially since I buy most of mine used at substantially less.
I was encouraged (for selfish reasons) to see that next to no one was in the 'literature section' as the non-fiction trend seems to still be in control of sales. Here to hoping there is something left for me when I go back in a few weeks.