Borders Closing Their Doors (via the munchkin wrangler and Pennlive.com)


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PLEASE NOTE:  AN UPDATED POST HAS BEEN DONE ON THIS ISSUE.

Please follow this link to find out more: Borders Liquidating.

Erk…
Some sad news coming, but of course, this is to be expected.

Sort of like West Coast Video, or Blockbuster going out of business.

Borders is going to be filing bankruptcy and looks like they’ll be closing stores.  (See PA list and link to full list below).

Thankfully, the store nearest us is not on the list.  I just hope that it doesn’t fall on the list after a few weeks.  We haven’t been in a while, but we do like making a Friday or Saturday night stop in Borders, browsing the books, reading magazine, grabbing coffee and generally having a decent time, and actually having a pain in the butt time trying to decide what to pick up with the 25, 30, 40 or even 50% off coupons we get just about every week. 🙂

Looks like Borders is going to file Chapter 11 bankruptcy as early as Monday or Tuesday.  They’ll be closing 200 of their stores, with an option to close 50 more if needed.  (Borders has 600-odd stores nationwide.) We have aBorders locally in West Leb.  It’s where I usually spend a good chunk of my Saturday Dadcations.  Wonder if that one’s one of the 200 that will get the axe. If you have a Borders gift card, now would be a good time to use it, … Read More

via the munchkin wrangler

And according to Pennlive, the Borders Books in Camp Hill is one of the ones that’s getting cut.

The Borders Books and Music store in Lower Allen Township, near the Camp Hill Mall, is among those on the company’s closure list as part of its bankruptcy filing.

The bookseller filed for bankruptcy protection and will close about a third of its stores.
The company plans to close about 200 of its 642 stores over the next few weeks. All of the stores closed will be superstores, according to Borders spokeswoman Mary Davis. The company also operates smaller Waldenbooks and Borders Express stores.

For your convenience (those of you that live in Pennsylvania), I’ve included the list of PA stores that will be closing.  Thankfully, the one nearest me isn’t closing but to my friends in Philly and Pittsburgh, you guys are getting hit hard with closure.

  • Store # 9
    Pittsburgh
    1775 North Highland Road
    Pittsburgh, PA 15241
  • Store # 143
    MonroeviSle
    200 Mall Blvd
    Monroeville, PA 15146
  • Store # 175
    Reading
    1075 Woodland Rd
    Reading, PA 19610
  • Store # 204
    Langhome
    2343 E. Lincoln Highway
    Langhorne, PA 19047
  • Store # 345
    Whitehall
    1937 Whitehall Mall
    Whitehall, PA 18052
  • Store # 377
    Erie
    2088A Interchange Rd
    Erie, PA 16509
  • Store # 455
    Camp Hill
    3515 Gettysburg Road
    Camp Hill, PA 17011
  • Store # 457
    Pittsburgh
    5986 Penn Circles South Ste 101
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206
  • Store # 487
    King of Prussia
    650 Mall Blvd.
    King of Prussia, PA 19406

And you can find the full list of stores that are closing here:

Borders Store Closing List

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~ by Normanomicon on February 16, 2011.

One Response to “Borders Closing Their Doors (via the munchkin wrangler and Pennlive.com)”

  1. […] I know Borders does affect the smaller mom/pop booksellers, but please remember, the smaller shops can’t offer as wide a selection as the larger chain stores but they do have a place in the industry. They offer something that no Borders could offer, a certain something that you get when you walk in.  So please, make sure and visit the smaller shops as well. If they go out of business, it’s gone, no alternate store to run to. Erk… Some sad news coming, but of course, this is to be expected. Sort of like West Coast Video, or Blockbuster going out of business. Borders is going to be filing bankruptcy and looks like they’ll be closing stores.  (See PA list and link to full list below). Thankfully, the store nearest us is not on the list.  I just hope that it doesn’t fall on the list … Read More […]

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