A quick visit to a branch of New York’s Universal News reminded me how serious a loss is Borders to the UK. Universal News has ten stores on Manhatten, all of which are packed with publications from all areas of publishing. I picked up copies of some of the magazines I saw while judging for SPD, a load of mainstream Americana such as People, Us, More and the tiny but perfect Everyday Food from Martha Stewart. The wonderful thing was that alongside these on the shelves were more obscure magCulture favourites like 032c, Fantastic Man and Elephant. Just like the UK branches of Borders used to do.