I often drop in on Melbourne artist Jennie Rosenbaum’s website yet it was her twitter entry this morning which resonated with me. I was preparing this post under the title “Goodbye Borders”. Thank you Jennie for the new title and for the validation of my feelings.
“The borders closing sale is both intriguing and sad, it feels a little like looting a corpse.“
Two days ago I was in Perth and walked by the Border’s store in Hay Street. I had read the newspaper reports of this book store being placed into receivership and closed down. Not just in Perth but Australia-wide.
It wasn’t until I went inside that the full extent of this tragedy hit me.
I am a sucker for book stores and I found myself tearing up just a little. I also dropped thoughts of buying any books. It felt sacrilegious. I knew I would not be able to enjoy reading anything bought here under these circumstances.
I snapped these shots and said a mental “Goodbye”