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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...

Borders Files For Bankruptcy, To Close Stores

Reuters / The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (By Phil Wahba) - Borders Group Inc, the second-largest U.S. bookstore chain, filed for bankruptcy protection, after years of sharp sales dec...

Is Borders Finally Filing For Bankruptcy? | By MIKE SPECTOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Borders Group Inc. is in the final stages of preparing a bankruptcy filing, clinching a long fall for a company with humble beginnings that helped cha...

Should Authors Avoid Bookstores?

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lev Raphael

When it comes to promotion, it's not enough to have crafted a great book. You need to figure out what your target audiences might be, where to find them, and how to reach them.


Ray Suarez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Suarez

When the clock, the year, and the lame duck congress all ran out, so did what the Conventional Wisdom considered President Obama's best shot at immigration reform.

eBooks: How Do Small Indie Stores Survive The Digital Age? | Bob Minzesheimer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Increasingly, consumers are ordering print books online and reading e-books delivered instantly to mobile devices and e-readers such as Amazon's Kindl...

A World Without Borders

Ilana Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Ilana Ross

I won't buy an e-reader because I refuse to be complicit in a phenomenon which threatens to destroy what I love most about America and consumerism: bookstores.

Will Borders Books Stay In Business Despite Bankruptcy Rumors? | Janet Cho | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Borders Group Inc., one of the nation's original superstore booksellers, said on Wednesday that it fully intends to stay in business despite reports t...

9 Great American Companies That Aren't Recovering

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

By 24/7 Wall Street: We examined nine companies whose plans to revive their fortunes have not succeeded and found several common themes. Managements ...

The Death of the Bookstore

College Candy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
College Candy

It would appear that the impending fall of Borders and Barnes & Noble is a victory for the corner bookstore and local library, but -- with book sales as they are -- the victory could be a hollow one.

How Your Citizenship Determines Your Travel

Anushay Hossain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Anushay Hossain

It's one of the most unbelievable double-standards that exists today: Where you are born determines where you can travel. For the rest of your life.

Life After Borders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Although Borders has been struggling financially for years, for the first time the book industry is openly, and in many cases actively, planning for w...

Nook To Thank For Great End-Of-Year For Barnes And Noble

DailyFinance | SARAH WEINMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

For the nine-week holiday period ending Jan. 1, comparable store sales for Barnes & Noble's brick-and-mortar business was up 9.7% compared to last yea...