Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Borders files for bankruptcy

The Wall Street Journal reports that Borders Group Inc. has filed for bankruptcy. Here’s the list of store closings. It’s on four pages, so seeking the fate of a particular store is a bit excruciating. My Borders, I’m surprised to see, lives, for now. But the wall seems to be covered with handwriting. From the
New York Times:

One potentially major concern is whether Borders will still receive shipments from publishers. A spokesman for the Ingram Book Group, one of the country’s biggest book distributors, said on Wednesday that the company is no longer shipping books to Borders.

comments: 2

Slywy said...

The Borders in Hyde Park is closing after opening with much fanfare several years ago. The Seminary Cooperative, O'Gara's, and Powell hang in. Not exactly what was predicted.

Michael Leddy said...

There’s a similar story with Tower and Newbury Comics (a record store) in Boston.