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Borders Liquidation

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

Borders Begins Fire Sale Of All Its Remaining Products

AP | Posted 09.21.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Borders Group begins liquidation sales at all of its 399 stores as the 40-year-old chain winds down operations. A liquidation company tha...

Five Reasons Why Borders Went Out Of Business

TIME | Josh Sanburn | Posted 09.20.2011 | Business

Forty years ago, when Borders opened its first store in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the book industry was a different place. But for years, Borders acted lik...

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...

Look Who Might Benefit From Demise Of Borders

Posted 09.18.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Phil Wahba) - Bookstore chain Barnes & Noble Inc (BKS.N) will eventually feel a modest boost from the liquidation of its largest rival, ...

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 Restructuring Plan: Do Publishers Believe It Will Work?

nytimes.com | JULIE BOSMAN | Posted 06.07.2011 | Books

Borders presented a restructuring plan to its creditors on Wednesday that promised publishers and landlords a sleeker, more efficient company poised t...