07/18/2011 01:50 pm ET Updated Sep 17, 2011

The Rise And Fall Of Borders Books: By The Numbers

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, after a bidding deadline passed Sunday evening without anyone making an offer on the bookstore chain ahead of a bankruptcy auction planned for Tuesday. How did it come to this?

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