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Books-a-Million Offers to Take Over 35 Borders Stores

Books-a-Million bookstore chain has offered to take over 35 soon-to-be-liquidated Borders bookstores.

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Bad Decisions, Worse Luck: How Borders Blew It

Borders Magic Shelf

Firing its community relations coordinators, handing Amazon its web site, “category management”…Why 2001 was the beginning of the end for Borders

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Need to Know: End of the Line as Borders Submits for Liquidation

Any hopes of Borders being miraculously saved from liquidation, were squandered as part of the debate on Border’s grim future was finally laid to rest.

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James Daunt’s Difficult Task: Remake Waterstone’s, But In Whose Image?

Like Jesus, Waterstone’s MD James Daunt will have to perform a miracle to multiply the magic of his six-strong bookstore chain to feed the masses.

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Can the Indie Bookseller Ethos Translate to a Chain?

Stellar customer service, a curated list of titles, and intense localization are hallmarks of indie bookstores. Can they work across a large chain?

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