For residents on Chicago’s North Side, that’s going to feel more like 100 percent.
Targeted for extinction: Borders stores in Uptown (4718 N. Broadway), Lakeview (2817 N. Clark), Lincoln Park (755 W. North Ave.) and Lincoln Village (6103 N. Lincoln). Evanston is also feeling the pain, as is Hyde Park.
Expect big going-out-of-business bargains in the weeks ahead, though if the closing of the Borders on Michigan Avenue late last year is any indication, decent pickings will be slim.
The State Street store was spared the axe, small consolation for a city that launched Oprah and her gazillion-member book club.
It’s tempting to hope that bereft book lovers will flock to indie outlets like The Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln, or Ravenswood Used Books, 4626 N. Lincoln. But a more likely scenario has Amazon laughing its Kindle off.