Yes, in the grand tradition of kicking a man when he’s down, I thought I’d go down to Borders – since I heard it was liquidating its
stock inventory – to see if I couldn’t find some bargains.
I couldn’t, of course, because the books (and the CDs and the DVDs) they stock don’t tend to interest me, which is why I don’t usually go in there (and perhaps why they’re going into liquidation). (For those interested, they are currently offering 20% to 50% discount on their inventory (with, at a guess, anything you might roughly consider buying being at 20%.)); – and, because 2 books for £17 doesn’t constitute in my mind a bargain.
One of these was The Bedbug and Selected Poetry, by Vladimir Mayakovsky, which I noticed there a few months ago while looking for purchases for my Silver Age Russian course (and which of course no one had bought in the meantime, as I safely assumed); and which now I thought I must go back and buy before the store closed entirely. – And the other book I shall not mention, since I might give it to someone as a Christmas present (after reading it myself, naturally).