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22Jul
2011
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Its Official! Borders Books Is Closing; 11,000 To Lose Jobs

Borders Books Is Closing. File Photo
Borders Books Is Closing. File Photo

Borders Books Is Closing. File Photo

This is a sad day for the book industry and for the economy.  Borders books is being forced to liquidate as they could not find a buyer for the company.  Starting tomorrow, ALL Borders in the United States will be having going out of business sales that will go through until August when all stores will be closing and close to 11,000 people losing their jobs.

Mike Edwards, CEO of Borders sent out a message to all Borders customers and consumers earlier tonight.  Wow.  Just wow.  I am sure most of you will take advantage of the book sale before they close.  I would and will. 

Print media is a dying breed as nooks and other devices take over.

What do you guys think of Borders going out of business.-Dr.FB

Diagnosis:  Knowledge Still Is Power

Comments (13)
  1. The movie ‘Fight Club’ comes to mind …

    I too used to frequent Borders. I had one in my old neighborhood that closed a few years ago and the square footage for the old location to this day no-one has rented the spot. When I drive past the very spot all I can do is SMDH …

  2. I DON’T UNDERSTAND THE US. They don’t understand what they are doing to the people of this country. When people don’t have money, food and shelter it’s going to escalate into something really bad.

  3. I wish this would stop, I have been reading ridiculous stories that our memory is fading away by using google, before google existed, I looked up events in encyclopedia’s and I went to the Library and that was allright, I need books and I can not not live without them,
    So Eleanor, you are right, stop the violence ! We will always need books and yhe radio and …………….. don’t want to read on internet , excuse me for my English

  4. The Borders in my area had a going out a business sale earlier this year. Its sad no more “Wreka Stows”either. New technology is the blame for this. People rather have quick fixes then to have something physical in there hands. It started with microwaves which I think is causing diseases. Pretty soon U not even going to have to go anywhere.

  5. Let’s see … “Video killed the radio-star” … CD’s killed LP’s … MP3’s killed CD’s … and now, db’s have killed books! Where will the killing end? … Stop the violence …

  6. :(

  7. no Fair!!!!!!

  8. I just got an email saying thank you for 40 yrs of service from Borders Books.

  9. Well there goes half our job growth for june

  10. Sucks for me, too. Not because of B&N or even Books a Million, just the fact that BOOKS are no longer in vogue! Nothing wrong with those who like to read on electonic media, but I still want some paper in my hands and some pages to turn a…nd a book to put in my library. I agree that Borders was a special store where I live, too, but the saddest part is that it feels the same as record stores and so many other businesses that are going under because of “progress.” [And yes, it DOES matter to me that so many people will be out of a job, too! :-( ]See More

  11. hat seriously sucks. We have Barnes and Noble here and it’s crap. Any chance I had to visit a Borders in Minneapolis was a good day.

  12. ‎:(

  13. That makes me so sad whenever a book store closes, I love them and refuse to read from a screen, books I mean


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