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In 10 Years, Will Kids Even Know What Bookstores Are?

Steven Zacharius | Posted 03.03.2014 | Books
Steven Zacharius

Ten years from now will our children or grandchildren even know what a bookstore was? I live on Long Island, and we no longer have a major chain bookstore within ten miles of our home. I'm talking about Long Island, a highly populated are, not somewhere in the middle of nowhere.

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.

Amazon's New Push For Same-Day Delivery May Destroy Local Retail

Slate Magazine | Farhad Manjoo | Posted 07.14.2012 | Business

Amazon has long enjoyed an unbeatable price advantage over its physical rivals. When I buy a $1,000 laptop from Wal-Mart, the company is required ...

A Truly Black Friday With No Borders

Adam Benson | Posted 01.25.2012 | Books
Adam Benson

There is one difference about this holiday. I won't be visiting one of my favorite haunts today. This Friday, without Borders Books, is truly a Black one for me.

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.

Race to the Top: In the Classroom, the Fastest Reflexes Get the Teaching Job

Carolyn Bucior | Posted 11.22.2011 | Education
Carolyn Bucior

Teaching is one of our nation's most important jobs and someone like you, with only a day's training, can do it. That's a Venn diagram joke.

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. ...

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.

Indie Bookstore Wants To Help Ex-Borders Employees

Dallas/Fort Worth | By | Posted 10.01.2011 | Books

About 130 North Texans will lose their jobs after bookstore megachain Borders recently announced it would fold. A total of 17,000 Borders employees ac...

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...

E-Retailing and the Demise of Borders

Jack Love | Posted 09.20.2011 | Business
Jack Love

Big box stores are vanishing like dust in the wind, to borrow the title of the hit by the group Kansas. Remember Circuit City, Linens 'n Things, and all those Blockbuster stores? Gone, gone and gone. Borders this week became the latest to turn to dust.

Why Borders Failed While Barnes & Noble Survived

npr.org | All Things Considered | Posted 09.19.2011 | Books

It appears to be all over for the Borders bookselling chain. The company will be liquidated — meaning sold off in pieces — and almost 11,000 emplo...

Do We Still Need Brick-And-Mortar Bookstores?

DailyFinance | Catherine New | Posted 09.18.2011 | Books

In the early 1980s, before the crackle and hum of a dial-up modem invaded our living room, my dad and I went to a local bookstore most Saturday evenin...

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 Could Be Gone By Monday

AP | MAE ANDERSON | Posted 09.13.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Borders Group, the nation's second largest book store chain that once operated over 1,000 stores, appears headed for liquidation afte...

Borders Books: Sold!

GalleyCat | Dianna Dilworth on June 30, 2011 11:02 PM | Posted 08.31.2011 | Books

Borders Group announced this evening that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Direct Brands, a portfolio company of Najafi Companies....

Police ID Suspect In Borders Bombing Case

AP | Posted 08.29.2011 | Books

LAKEWOOD, Colo. -- Police say a man suspected of leaving two suspicious devices in a Colorado bookstore is in custody. Chief Kevin Paletta said Tuesd...

Big Sales At Borders Hurts Barnes & Noble's Profits

Posted 08.21.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Phil Wahba) - Barnes & Noble Inc (BKS.N), the largest U.S. bookstore chain, reported a deeper quarterly loss on Tuesday as sales came un...

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...