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Borders Files for Chapter 11, Announces Store Closings

Borders Group, Inc. Website

The book world has been speculating on this for a long time, and now it’s official. Borders will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and, as part of its reorganization strategy, will close about 200 stores nationwide. You can download the store list from the sidebar on the left of this page.

I was dismayed to see that my local Borders store, where I’ve attended book discussions and made many friends over the last 12 or 13 years, is on the list. Another store not too far from my house will remain open. I’ve often gone to this other store to study, and it’s a fine place. But it won’t hold the same memories for me that “my” Borders has.