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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 79 other followers

Follow Aly on Twitter

  • RT @RoyalFamily: Happy Birthday to Prince George who turns five today! 🎈   The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased to share a new pho… 7 hours ago
  • RT @laurajaylovette: Can you imagine how awkward it would be if your pet went on your phone and found the 1000s of pictures you have of the… 7 hours ago
  • Not sure how normal it is, but I have trained my dog to know to smile for the camera. @ Brooklyn, New York instagram.com/p/Blf2n5zggXK/… 1 day ago
  • Thanks toroloconyc for being lovely hosts!! This was a long AF week and the tortilla soup and spicy margs absolutel… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 1 day ago
  • Why do they ask for ID at bank when you are making a deposit? Like if someone wants to go and give people money, what do they care? 1 day ago

%d bloggers like this: