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Borders Owed Publishers How Much??

Posted 05.07.2013 | Books

When Borders closed its stores a year and a half ago, it left thousands of creditors unpaid. A Publishers Weekly story today features the list of the ...

An Industry in Turmoil: From Borders Bookstores to Self-Publishing

Christine Bronstein | Posted 12.25.2012 | Books
Christine Bronstein

Only time will tell if we are ahead of the game or if the traditional methods are still the best route. But I think our launch will show that women's stories and voices are important enough to sell books.

The Morning I Removed The Rings

Susan McCorkindale | Posted 05.14.2012 | Women
Susan McCorkindale

I can't remember the exact date I took my wedding rings off, but I know it was sometime late last summer when I'd been a widow about four months.

Borders' Liquidation Sales an Unexpected Boon for Authors

Karen Dionne | Posted 11.29.2011 | Books
Karen Dionne

When a bookstore closes, it's always a loss -- for the community, for readers, and most especially, for authors. The impact of the closing of 600 Borders bookstores is incalculable.

Writing In An Ambivalent Time

Diana Abu-Jaber | Posted 11.20.2011 | Books
Diana Abu-Jaber

It's strange to be a writer these days, when the entire medium seems to be wavering mirage-like before our eyes and under our hands. Once upon a time, I couldn't have imagined anything more certain than the act of writing.

Bye, Bye Borders: What Customers Had To Say About Last Stores Closing

AP | By MAE ANDERSON | Posted 11.19.2011 | Books

NEW YORK -- The scene this weekend at the last of the remaining Borders bookstores to close was more like a memorial service than a funeral. Shoppers ...

What Happened To Borders?

Posted 11.15.2011 | Books

The final 31 Borders stores across 18 states will close on Sunday, ending the story of what was once one of the largest book retailers in the world. ...

Borders Seller Donates 8,000 Books To Chicago Schools

Posted 11.12.2011 | Chicago

On Wednesday, the last remaining Borders book store in Chicago will shut its doors. While the closures have disappointed some local residents, some Ch...

Did Website Steal Borders Customers' Personal Details?

Zoe Triska | Posted 11.02.2011 | Books

Recently bankrupt Borders Books recently sued the company Next Jump Inc., claiming that they have used confidential information about Borders Rewards...

The Future of Printed Literature: A Digital Dilemma

Mia R. Benenate | Posted 10.17.2011 | Books
Mia R. Benenate

My prediction for the future of the printed word, is that it will become an article of rarity and reverence -- similar to fine art. I foresee the book becoming something like a Matisse or Picasso.

Former Borders Employee: 'My Life At The Dumbest Bookstore Chain'

The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper | By Paul Constant | Posted 10.04.2011 | Books

It's embarrassing now, but on the day that I was hired to work at Boston's flagship Borders store in 1996, I was so happy that I danced around my apar...

Borders Closings Are Another Step Towards Community Isolation

Larry Atkins | Posted 10.02.2011 | Books
Larry Atkins

In our technology dominated lives, the bookstore is one of the few places where there is a sense of community and interpersonal interaction, where people with a shared passion can meet.

More Bad News For Borders Employees

AP | Posted 09.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK -- Bookstore chain Books-A-Million Inc. says its last-minute talks to buy the leases and assets of 30 Borders bookstores out of bankruptcy ha...

"Kissing" Books Could Have Saved Borders

Gail Vida Hamburg | Posted 09.23.2011 | Books
Gail Vida Hamburg

As men wearing suits analyze the death of Borders, it's become clear that none of them grew up kissing books. They blame book readers, digital books, Amazon, and the recession for the demise of the chain when they should be blaming the executives.

Everything Must Go: Borders Books Begins Massive Sale

Zoe Triska | Posted 09.21.2011 | Books

On Monday, after flirting with liquidation for months, Borders Books finally announced that it would be selling itself to liquidators and canceling it...

The Rise And Fall Of Borders: By The Numbers

The Week | Posted 09.17.2011 | Books

After filing for bankruptcy protection in February and closing nearly one-third of its stores, Borders now stands on the brink of a total liquidation,...

Borders To Name Bidder By July 1

Yahoo! News || Posted 08.20.2011 | Books

Bankrupt bookstore chain Borders Group Inc (BGPIQ.PK) said it will name a "stalking horse" bidder by July 1 and is looking to complete the sale of al...

Borders Books: 51 Stores That May Close If A Deal Isn't Struck Soon

The Washington Post | Hide This | Posted 08.10.2011 | Books

Borders Group Inc. on Thursday asked the bankruptcy court's permission to close the following 51 stores in order to satisfy a condition of its bankrup...

Second Bidder For Borders Surfaces

wsj.com | By JEFFREY A. TRACHTENBERG | Posted 08.08.2011 | Books

Private-equity firm Najafi Cos. is among those in discussions to buy Borders Group Inc. out of bankruptcy proceedings, said people familiar with the m...

Verdict In On Borders Case

GalleyCat | Maryann Yin on June 3, 2011 12:07 PM | Posted 08.03.2011 | Books

Judge Martin Glenn granted Borders an extension to finalize its reorganization plans following news that “several bidders” are interested in the b...

Borders To Make A Final, Desperate Attempt At Survival

Business | Posted 08.01.2011 | Books

The future of Borders Group Inc. may become clearer Thursday when a bankruptcy judge considers the bookseller's request for more time to craft a turna...

Is Someone Crazy Enough To Buy Borders?

publishersweekly.com | 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

annarbor.com | 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...

Borders Is Seeking HOW Much In Additional Financing?

freep.com | Posted 06.22.2011 | Books

Borders Group, the bookstore chain under bankruptcy protection, is seeking at least $50 million in additional financing as sales trail expectations an...

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...