The End of an Era: Borders to Shut Down

Coming from someone who looks for Borders to loiter in as I travel, this is quite a blow: Borders will be shutting down.

A lot of us saw it coming, they’ve been in trouble for a while — the company will sell itself to liquidators after failing to find a buyer for its remaining stores that wanted to keep the stores open.

Borders currently operates 399 stores and employs approximately 10,700 employees, and liqudation at the remaining stores is expected to begin for some stores as early as Friday, July 22. The program is expected to conclude by the end of September.

At the very least, there’s a silver lining — liquidation sales!!!



2 Responses to “The End of an Era: Borders to Shut Down”

  1. 1 Nancy Reid
    July 19, 2011 at 10:18 am

    My Hubbie and I had our first meeting at Borders ! I am so sad I will not
    Borders to go back to share fine books and coffee with him there.

  2. 2 Ravzie @DiverSheila
    July 19, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    The only bookstore in our little town going away. Poo.

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