Book Giant Weighs Bid for Chief Rival

Barnes & Noble checks out Borders
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted May 21, 2008 2:36 AM CDT
Inside the Union Square Barnes & Noble. America's biggest book chain is mulling a takeover of the second biggest, Borders.    (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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(Newser) – Barnes & Noble is mulling a possible bid for its nearest rival, Borders, reports the Wall Street Journal. America's biggest book chain, with 22% of the market, has assembled a team of 30 executives and experts to study a takeover of the second biggest, with 12% of the market. Such a takeover would likely raise anti-trust issues.