Borders

The Borders bookstore at Pennsylvania Plaza - New York, NY - Jul 22, 2011 (credit: Jared Max for CBSNewYork.com)

Last Borders Shoppers Wistful, Looking For Deals

Borders, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based chain that pioneered the big-box bookselling concept and grew to 1,249 stores at its peak in 2003, will cease to exist by the end of the day on Sunday. It’s a victim of a shift in the industry brought on by customers who’d much rather read their favorite titles on an electronic book or tablet computer than turn the page on a paperback.

09/18/2011

The Borders bookstore at Pennsylvania Plaza - New York, NY - Jul 22, 2011 (credit: Jared Max for CBSNewYork.com)

Liquidation Begins At All Borders Bookstores

Gordon Brothers Group, part of a group of liquidators leading the sales, says more than $700 million of the company’s inventory, including books, stationery, music and movies will be sold.

07/22/2011

Borders Bookstore (credit: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Borders Outlines Additional 28 Store Closings

The additional closings would bring the remaining store total to about 400.

03/18/2011

Borders Bookstore (credit: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Borders Files For Ch. 11 Bankruptcy Protection

The 40-year-old company plans to close about 200 of its 642 stores over the next few weeks. All of the stores closed will be superstores, Borders spokeswoman Mary Davis said.

02/16/2011