Borders

★★★★☆
  • 2925 El Camino Reala

    San Mateo, CA 94403

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  • 650-286-1895

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Borders is also a great book store fo all your reading materials. This is a large store with a cafe in the store where you can sit and enjoy a cup of coffee or lunch with a friend. The book store is always nice and neat and the staff is wonderful

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Borders is also a great book store fo all your reading materials. This is a large store with a cafe in the store where you can sit and enjoy a cup of coffee or lunch with a friend. The book store is always nice and neat and the staff is wonderful

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I have been visiting this store since it opened. There is a Barnes & Noble right down the street but I usually come here because I like the atmosphere. I have studied at the cafe and the employees don't bother you and it is fairly quiet.

Service is good as cashiers are courteous and will call "backup" if big lines form. I always get Borders Gift Cards so I like to peruse the music section and buy the music CD's.

The book section is good too. I like to visit the section on history of San Mateo County and read the articles.

Cons: A few times I've been to the store and was unable to find a book that was available online.

4
★★★★☆

I have been visiting this store since it opened. There is a Barnes & Noble right down the street but I usually come here because I like the atmosphere. I have studied at the cafe and the employees don't bother you and it is fairly quiet.

Service is good as cashiers are courteous and will call "backup" if big lines form. I always get Borders Gift Cards so I like to peruse the music section and buy the music CD's.

The book section is good too. I like to visit the section on history of San Mateo County and read the articles.

Cons: A few times I've been to the store and was unable to find a book that was available online.

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I always loose my reciepts. I really like the fact that when I need to return a book - the business will gladly help me out with that - even if i don't have a reciept.

PROS: good customer service
CONS: coffee shop is now closed

5
★★★★★

I always loose my reciepts. I really like the fact that when I need to return a book - the business will gladly help me out with that - even if i don't have a reciept.

PROS: good customer service
CONS: coffee shop is now closed

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While in the San Mateo neighborhood looking for a good book to read, I would suggest going somewhere other than this Borders location, for your needs. A problem with this location is where it is, next to a busy street which makes it hard to get off of to reach. Borders has a decent selection of books, however they generally tend to only carry one or two copies of a book at a time which makes it hard for students to get their reading material. This location also lacks help because you need to go to the customer service desk if you need to find something. I would say your best bet is to go somewhere else, and spend your money elsewhere.

PROS: books, music and cafe in one.
CONS: location, help.

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★★★☆☆

While in the San Mateo neighborhood looking for a good book to read, I would suggest going somewhere other than this Borders location, for your needs. A problem with this location is where it is, next to a busy street which makes it hard to get off of to reach. Borders has a decent selection of books, however they generally tend to only carry one or two copies of a book at a time which makes it hard for students to get their reading material. This location also lacks help because you need to go to the customer service desk if you need to find something. I would say your best bet is to go somewhere else, and spend your money elsewhere.

PROS: books, music and cafe in one.
CONS: location, help.

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I go there often on weekends. For those with a busy schedule, this is a great place to be. there are plenty of sitting arrangements. It's clean, quite. The books are always organized. Thie customer service is great. if you'r looking for a book just walk up to the counter and ask. Someone will find it for you. Their selection of books is great. And the store has loads of parking . Just adjacent to Hillsdale mall so if you want a break, or a bite, just walk up to the mall. A good book store in San Mateo.

4
★★★★☆

I go there often on weekends. For those with a busy schedule, this is a great place to be. there are plenty of sitting arrangements. It's clean, quite. The books are always organized. Thie customer service is great. if you'r looking for a book just walk up to the counter and ask. Someone will find it for you. Their selection of books is great. And the store has loads of parking . Just adjacent to Hillsdale mall so if you want a break, or a bite, just walk up to the mall. A good book store in San Mateo.

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I always go to borders 3-4 times a week when I have serious studying to do. i read a lot of books related to my job and borders is just the place for me. You can spend hours and hours of time without being disturbed. Also they have special offers every week which helps you save on your purchase.

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★★★★★

I always go to borders 3-4 times a week when I have serious studying to do. i read a lot of books related to my job and borders is just the place for me. You can spend hours and hours of time without being disturbed. Also they have special offers every week which helps you save on your purchase.

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I really love this store, and all borders for that matter. you can hang out and just read and there is no pressure to buy any books or do anything like you would have to in a normal business.

PROS: Nice enviroment
CONS: Some books are expensive

4
★★★★☆

I really love this store, and all borders for that matter. you can hang out and just read and there is no pressure to buy any books or do anything like you would have to in a normal business.

PROS: Nice enviroment
CONS: Some books are expensive

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i love borders and every borders that i go to, they are very clean, the atmosphere is quiet, and the service is great. i love just sitting there and reading the books freely. they have so many magazine selections froma ll over the world. the only downside to this place and the rest of the borders is not enough couches for everyone.

5
★★★★★

i love borders and every borders that i go to, they are very clean, the atmosphere is quiet, and the service is great. i love just sitting there and reading the books freely. they have so many magazine selections froma ll over the world. the only downside to this place and the rest of the borders is not enough couches for everyone.

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This book store has it all. This store is very clean for its' size and contents, and fits the needs of every reader. If you aren't looking for books but rather music from your favorite artist, it can also be found here. The small cafe offers great food so one can enjoy a quite lunch break and catch up on their current reading material.

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★★★★★

This book store has it all. This store is very clean for its' size and contents, and fits the needs of every reader. If you aren't looking for books but rather music from your favorite artist, it can also be found here. The small cafe offers great food so one can enjoy a quite lunch break and catch up on their current reading material.

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This bookstore doesn't carry every book, but they can order you any book. The service is always pleasant and going to this bookstore seems like an all day event. There is a huge magazine section that any person can spend hours in. There is also a huge cafe that you can do homework or read in. This bookstore has taken the prize for best. Borders knows how to please their customers and does a great job at it.

4
★★★★☆

This bookstore doesn't carry every book, but they can order you any book. The service is always pleasant and going to this bookstore seems like an all day event. There is a huge magazine section that any person can spend hours in. There is also a huge cafe that you can do homework or read in. This bookstore has taken the prize for best. Borders knows how to please their customers and does a great job at it.

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Originating in Ann Arbor, Mich., in 1971, this international bookstore chain is known for its vast selection of books, movies and music, as well as a comfortable atmosphere. Cozy chairs, scattered tables and music…

 

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