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1LA12Hernandez
Edited: Feb 16, 2011, 2:36pm

Just read Border's filed Chapter 11 and will close 200 of it's 642 stores. I hope they don't close the one here.

2LipstickAndAviators
Feb 16, 2011, 2:42pm

I read that too :( Very disappointing to see yet another bookstore struggling :(

I googled around and found a list of the stores that will be disappearing, if you're interested in seeing if yours is among them, you can check it here:

http://s.wsj.net/public/resources/documents/st_borders0216_20110216.html

Unfortunately mine is one of the ones listed. Goodbye Borders, was nice knowin' ya :(

3LA12Hernandez
Feb 16, 2011, 3:10pm

Mine is safe for now. Thank goodness. But a mom and pop one I enjoyed is closeing it's doors at the end of the month. Sad tmes, like when the record stores all closed.

4fdholt
Feb 16, 2011, 3:59pm

#2 Ours is closing. We loved the coffee and atmosphere. Wonder when the B&N will close.

5jayne_charles
Feb 18, 2011, 5:26pm

All the ones in the UK have gone. I miss ours very much, especially the branch of Starbucks upstairs.

6Tess_W
Feb 18, 2011, 7:03pm

B&N will be the last one to close...but they all will, starting with the small mom and pop's first...truly sad. Kindle and the likes was the death knell for bookstores.

7AnnieMod
Feb 25, 2011, 9:50pm

The one that is on walking distance from where I live is closing :(

>6 Tess_W:
I disagree - there will always be bookstores.

8fdholt
Feb 26, 2011, 8:59am

We went to our Borders a few says ago and it was sad! Coffee shop closed. Since it's in receivership and everything is 20-40% right now, the orderly shelves are a thing of the past. Sad.

I don't like out B&N for a dumb reason - that strip mall is a driver's nightmare. So I tend to avoid it and it is really a very nice store. And we don't have anything else in the local area - even the used book stores and book swaps have closed.

9Tess_W
Feb 27, 2011, 5:57am

I just spoke with our local librarian and she told me that their annual budget is 20% for books and 80% for videos, electronic games, and computer programs. Wahhhhhhhhhhh.

10justjim
Feb 27, 2011, 6:27am

That's horribly wrong!

It is encouraging that the librarians and other support staff are able to volunteer their time for nothing though. The library must be in a very sturdy building that needs no maintenance or other works. Utility companies must be providing their services gratis as well.

;)

11crazy4reading
Edited: May 12, 2011, 10:23pm

I was very upset when I found out that Border's had filed chapter 11. I have shopped at both B&N and Borders and have realized that I actually like the Borders more. I am happy that neither of the Borders near me are closing at the present time. I hope that they never close. I actually like this list because it lists by state:

http://media.bordersstores.com/pdf/Borders_Reorganization_Closure_List.pdf

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