Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers.
--Charles W. Eliot (1834 - 1926), The Happy Life, 1896

Borders Bookstore Opens in Mira Loma!

If you have ever been one of my students, you probably already know that Barnes & Noble is my favorite store. HOWEVER, a new Borders store opened in Mira Loma, CA. My current students and many of my former students live in this area, so I am very excited to have a bookstore so close by, even if it's NOT Barnes & Noble!

So I went to the grand opening. The store is located in the new shopping center on Limonite off the 15 freeway near the new Edwards theater. I picked up a couple new books, read a couple while I was there, and ate some free snacks they were handing out. It's a very nice store. I like that they have a Young Adult section and an "Independent Reader" section. These are a few steps away from the "Children's" section, which is mostly picture books for the very young. I was also impressed by their selection of anime and manga. On the same aisle as these, you'll find a grip of hard-bound comic books and graphic novels. Right now they mostly have Marvel heroes and novels. Hopefully, in the future they will get more of a variety.

So, even though it won't be taking the place of my beloved Barnes & Noble, I'm sure I will be hitting this place quite a few more times. I already got my free "frequent flyer" card! You guys should definitely check it out!

(Last modified:05/16/2008)

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