Borders is a great place to go to pick up books. Their prices are fair and reasonable, and they have a great selection to choose from.
The Borders in Algonquin, like most of the other Borders stores, is set up nicely, with plenty of room for browsing and sitting. The merchandise is organized into sections, which makes it easy to locate what one is looking for.
The cafe is decent, with decent prices and decent drinks. It is a great service, though, to be able to sit down and read through a book with a cup of coffee. The cafe area is also a great place to study.