06/10/2011 09:05 am ET Updated Aug 10, 2011

Borders Bookstore Closings: 51 Stores That May Shut Down If A Deal Isn't Struck Soon

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 bankruptcy financing.

Borders says it doesn't actually want to close the stores because that could make it impossible to sell them. And it is negotiating both with its lenders and with landlords to keep the majority of the stores open.

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