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atboom
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26 February 2011 at 4:35pm | IP Logged 
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Borders, the second largest brick-and-mortar bookseller in the US, is filed for bankruptcy recently and is closing a large amount of stores. The stores closing are having sales starting at 20-40% off their full inventory with some stores reportedly going to over 60% off. I myself have picked up 3 phrasebooks for <$10 and was o so close to grabbing a new Assimil German with Ease for ~$57.

Here is a list of stores that are closing.

I have checked their website, but as they are not closing all their stores, it seems the sales are limited to only in-store purchases.
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26 February 2011 at 6:07pm | IP Logged 
Good find, thanks for sharing. I wonder why they're sales are down. Is it simply the economy or is it something more specific like too much competition from E-readers or Amazon.com...

I wonder if this will make Barnes and Noble the largest bookseller.

Edited by Darklight1216 on 26 February 2011 at 6:14pm

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01 March 2011 at 5:27pm | IP Logged 
As far as I can tell, part of it is the economy. Another part is that more and more people are buying books online.
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Books are only twenty percent off? That's not worth the drive to me.


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