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Border Files for Bankruptcy Protection, Will Close 30% of Its Stores
 Borders Closing 30% of Stores 

Borders Closing 30% of Stores

Struggling chain files for bankruptcy protection

(Newser) - It's not exactly the most surprising news of the day: Borders is filing for bankruptcy protection and will shutter about 30% of its stores—or about 200 locations—over the next few weeks. The 40-year-old company, which has struggled in the face of competition from Amazon, the Kindle, and deep-discounters...

Borders on Brink of Bankruptcy
 Borders on Brink of Bankruptcy 

Borders on Brink of Bankruptcy

Chain expected to slash up to 200 stores

(Newser) - Struggling bookstore chain Borders may file for bankruptcy protection as early as next week, sources tell Bloomberg . The chain is still looking at its options for restructuring ahead of a bankruptcy filing, and is considering closing up to 200 of its 650 stores, the sources say. The chain, which was...

Google Set to Battle Amazon With Launch of eBooks

Gloves are off in battle of the eBookstores

(Newser) - After much anticipation, Google launched its ebookstore in the US today, jumping into the fray with Amazon, Apple, and Borders with its first “real” retail service, reports Wired . Google eBooks lets readers view their books on a variety of devices, from iPhones to Chrome and Safari browsers to Sony’...

SF Store Gives Palin Profits to Help Save Alaska Wolves
SF Store Gives Palin Profits to Help Save Alaska Wolves
HIPPIES STRIKE BACK

SF Store Gives Palin Profits to Help Save Alaska Wolves

100% goes to foundation fighting aerial hunting

(Newser) - A bookstore in San Francisco—probably not a locale Sarah Palin would consider “real America”—is donating all the profits from the sale of her book, Going Rogue, to an Alaska foundation that, among other things, helps to protect wolves from the aerial hunting the ex-governor ardently supports....

Storied Paris Bookstore Gets Long-Due Makeover

After Joyce and Hemingway, Shakespeare and Co. spruces up

(Newser) - Shakespeare and Company, the English-language bookshop on the left bank of Paris, has been a refuge for writers from James Joyce to Ernest Hemingway to William Burroughs. Its owner, the sainted George Whitman, is still around at 95—but as Amazon keeps growing, he's handed the shop over to his...

Publishers Bank On a 007 Comeback
Publishers
Bank On a
007 Comeback

Publishers Bank On a 007 Comeback

Bond franchise hoping new author can leave book sales, fans stirred

(Newser) - This year is the centenary of author Ian Fleming's birth, but while Daniel Craig gave the James Bond movie franchise a much-needed recharge, sales of the 007 books haven't caught up. Now, the Wall Street Journal reports, the Fleming estate has commissioned respected writer Sebastian Faulks to pen a new...

Cash-Strapped Borders Considering Selling Itself

Parts, or all, of bookseller on table, it secures $42.5M loan to keep going

(Newser) - Bookseller Borders is considering selling itself or some of its divisions, the Detroit Free Press reports today. The company, based in Ann Arbor, Mich., is in the midst of a turnaround, but is desperately short on cash, today borrowing $42.5 million from its biggest shareholder, Perishing Square Capital Management....

Borders Tests More Covers, Fewer Books

Space-hogging move will cut titles 5%-10%

(Newser) - Borders is betting you do judge a book by its cover, the Wall Street Journal reports. In hopes of catching more customers’ eyes, the nation’s second-largest book retailer will dramatically increase the number of face-out books it displays. The move, aimed at countering stagnant sales and distracted customers (elections,...

10 Best Bookstores on Earth
10 Best Bookstores on Earth

10 Best Bookstores on Earth

From the Netherlands to Japan to L.A., a Guardian scribe picks his faves

(Newser) - Not all bookstores are mega-style these days. Some are even built in churches, theaters, and 19-century buildings. A Guardian scribe lists his top 10 booksellers worldwide:
  1. Maastricht, Netherlands: Boekhandel Selexyz Dominicanen. Owners converted an 800-year-old church into a divine bookstore.
  2. Buenos Aires' El Ateneo. Once a theater, its stage is
...

Stephen King Spooks Bookshop Staff
Stephen King Spooks Bookshop Staff

Stephen King Spooks Bookshop Staff

'Shining' author does some unannounced book signing

(Newser) - Stephen King recently dropped by an Australian bookstore and autographed a few copies of his own works—without telling anyone he was coming, or who he was. Nervous sale staff alerted management to a man vandalizing books, the BBC reports. It wasn't until King had wandered off, and someone checked...

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