I happened to read on the front page of the Wall Street Journal (weekend edition) about Borders planning to file bankruptcy this week. I had a couple of gift cards totalling about $50. I used them (along with two 40% coupons) to buy travel books. Rick Steves Italy & Brussels, London street map, & a Milan book. Used the gift cards up & spent an extra buck. For myself, I usually buy if there is a decent discount like the 33% or 40% coupons that were out in the past. I don't buy alot, only when I need a current,updated travel book such as Rick Steves.