Posts Tagged ‘bookstores’

I used to work at a Borders, and the wrath I experienced at that time — at the blithering corporate idiocy that was slowly running their company into the ground — is the stuff of legends.  None of the mind-numbingly stupid things I had to do (alphabetizing dictionaries, switching all of the inventory on one bookshelf to another three times in two days) compared to the soul-killing hours I spent in charge of the magazines.

People talk about why magazines aren’t doing so well, and they’re definitely right that the internet is part of why all the magazines are folding.  But there are a couple other reasons.