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Pop-up Bookstores: Saving the Printed Book, and Bookstores, One Pop at a Time

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 07.13.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Every year the Halloween store shows up for a month or two, a seasonal and fleeting emporium of costumes, decorations and treats. If the ghouls can do it, why can't we book lovers?

Barnes & Noble Proves It's Not Dead Yet | Posted 07.13.2011 | Books

Shares of Barnes & Noble (BKS: Charts, News, Offers), the largest American brick and mortar bookseller, have plunged 80% in the past five years as inv...

Borders Attempts To Appeal To Customers With New Promise | Posted 07.13.2011 | Books

Ann Arbor-based Borders Group Inc. told customers in an e-mail today that it would commit to paying the shipping costs of books the chain has not stoc...

Are Bookstores the Dinosaurs of the Technology Age?

Beverley Golden | Posted 07.11.2011 | Books
Beverley Golden

Imagine a world with no bookstores. Personally, I just won't do it, because for me, this thought kept returning: bookstores are magical places.

Is Someone Crazy Enough To Buy Borders? | Posted 07.10.2011 | Books

The chances that Borders may be sold as one business or piecemeal appears to becoming more of a possibility. Last Friday was the deadline for the subm...

Borders Admits Website May Have Exposed Customers' Personal Information | Posted 06.26.2011 | Books

Ann Arbor-based book store chain Borders Group Inc. is investigating whether any of its customers' personal data was exposed on a website that apparen...

Everything On Borders' Shelves Is For Sale, Including The Shelves

The Washington Post | Larissa Roso and Michael S. Rosenwald, Sunday, April 17, 7:56 PM | Posted 06.18.2011 | Books

In this age of Kindles, Nooks and iPads, when was the last time a line formed outside a bookstore? On Sunday, at the Borders in White Flint Mall, near...

Should Barnes & Noble Go From Bookstore To Nookstore?

Fortune Tech | ScottWoolley | Posted 06.13.2011 | Books

In the late 1990s, the book industry was upended by the rise of the superstore. With big footprints in exurban shopping centers, Barnes & Noble (BKS) ...

How Book Publishing Has Changed Since 1984

The Atlantic | Posted 06.13.2011 | Books

In April 1984, I arrived at Random House as a senior editor after nearly two decades at the Washington Post. Publishing is now undergoing the most sig...

Borders Finally Has Plan To Show Creditors, Publishers

Sources | Posted 06.06.2011 | Books

Borders Group Inc. plans to tell publishers and landlords Wednesday it has achieved major cost savings, including more than $30 million in rent reduct...

PHOTO: Borders Obviously Bitter About Bankruptcy

Posted 06.04.2011 | Comedy

People and businesses deal with defeat in many different ways. Some people go the passive aggressive route, like Borders did with this hilarious bathr...

Wars on the U.S.-Mexico Border Divide and Conquer

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

Anti-immigrant groups tag undocumented migrants as "illegals," but their so-called crime is a product of the global marketplace's laws.

City Must Continue To Pay Rent Despite Bookstore Closing

Whittier Daily News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

PICO RIVERA - The city spent $1.6 million in federal grant money to bring Borders into the Pico Rivera Towne Center and to help pay its rent for nearl...

More Bad News For Borders Books Parent Company

Sydney Morning Herald | Chris Zappone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Administrators for Borders and Angus & Robertson have announced new lay-offs and warned that more bookshops could close. The loss of 26 positions fro...

Mob Informant's Book Signings Canceled After Threats

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mobster-turned-informant Frank Calabrese Jr. recently released a book about his life in the mob, and decision to turn against his father--which led to...

And Now, More About Me: The Sorry State Of The News Media

Judith Acosta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Judith Acosta

Things have changed in many ways, but few things as dramatically or as insidiously as the manner in which we receive and process information. This is particularly true of the media.

The Faithful Shopper: Buy Books in New York

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

A number of notable independent bookshops in New York are bucking the trend, providing a place to browse and find the unexpected tome or meet an author.

Beyond Bookstores | STEPHANIE CLIFFORD and JULIE BOSMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Kitson, a group of boutiques based in Los Angeles, is the kind of store that appears regularly in the tabloids for both its stylish clothes and its ce...

Where Will Books Find Their Champion?

Carol Hoenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Carol Hoenig

I was part of a staff that helped open a Borders on Long Island. Back then, employees were required to take an intensive test to assess our knowledge about the products we'd be selling.

Where Were You When Borders Declared Bankruptcy?

Melanie Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Melanie Benjamin

The day that Borders declared bankruptcy, I happened to be in the middle of a book tour. Which you might say was Ground Zero for an author.

Independent Alternatives To Closed Borders Bookstores | Edward Champion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The list of 200 Borders bookstores was obtained from court records. I located the alternative bookstores using a variety of online sources (Indiebound...

Requiem for a Borders Bookstore

Karen Dionne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Karen Dionne

As part of the fallout from Borders' recent bankruptcy announcement, 200 stores are scheduled to close. Unhappily, my favorite Borders bookstore is one of them.

To the Employees At The Borders' Stores Scheduled To Close: Open A Bookstore

Toby Barlow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Toby Barlow

Just because headquarters can't figure out how to make your location viable does not mean you can't. You've been sitting behind the cash register for years now saying, "If it was up to me..." So, do it!

Borders Get Published: Vampirizing the Dreams of Would-be Authors

Michael A. Stackpole | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Michael A. Stackpole

Borders recently revealed their ebook self-publishing platform. Aside from the company's serious financial trouble, this is the worst major deal being offered to writers.

Is Your Local Borders Closing? Here's The Full List

WSJ | Shira Ovide | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Borders filed for bankruptcy protection this morning, and said it will close at least 200 stores, plus the option for about 75 more -- or about 30% of...