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March 23, 2012
I’m having a hard time being funny about this when mysterious forces bigger than you are shoving you around.
Frustrated Carolinas resident Frederick Berlinger • Discussing learning that his residence, where he’s lived for 15 years, is not actually in North Carolina but South Carolina. The new changes are the result of modern surveyors redrawing the lines using modern tools and correcting minor errors in the original maps that stood for centuries. The changes affect the owners of 93 properties along the North Carolina/South Carolina border, some of whom are gas stations that could find the fireworks they sell illegal and the gas they sell suddenly more expensive to buy. Sucks to be them.
0:04 // 2 years ago
October 1, 2011
According to this friendly e-mail we just got, Barnes & Noble now owns Borders’ trademarks and customer lists. Want this data to get removed from Barnes & Noble’s borg? Head over here, guys. Hurry up. You only have a few weeks to get off.

According to this friendly e-mail we just got, Barnes & Noble now owns Borders’ trademarks and customer lists. Want this data to get removed from Barnes & Noble’s borg? Head over here, guys. Hurry up. You only have a few weeks to get off.

18:35 // 2 years ago
September 12, 2011
Borders used to be chockablock with books. It has increasingly looked less like a bookstore than a bowling alley, with its wide-open spaces. Now they’re selling children’s dolls on the front counter. It’s really pretty grim.
University of Michigan history professor Jonathan Marwil • Discussing the fate of Borders, the Ann Arbor-based bookstore chain which will close its first Ann Arbor-based location Monday. We’ve been saddened by the fate of Borders, an iconically-great example of the bookstore where you get sucked in for hours, but one whose fate was sealed by being extremely late to the game with the Internet. *SOB* We’ll miss you. source (viafollow)
11:12 // 2 years ago
July 21, 2011
The letter the CEO of Borders, Mike Edwards, sent to Borders Rewards card members. That’s it guys. Lights out. Click here to read the full letter. (thanks ProducerMatthew for sending this along)

The letter the CEO of Borders, Mike Edwards, sent to Borders Rewards card members. That’s it guys. Lights out. Click here to read the full letter. (thanks ProducerMatthew for sending this along)

23:33 // 3 years ago
July 18, 2011
This incredibly depressing interactive map lists all the Borders locations that will close due to liquidation. It does not include locations already closed — over 100 closed a few months back. (via the WSJ’s Zach Seward on Google+)

This incredibly depressing interactive map lists all the Borders locations that will close due to liquidation. It does not include locations already closed — over 100 closed a few months back. (via the WSJ’s Zach Seward on Google+)

22:06 // 3 years ago

Borders is liquidating. Sorry guys. :(

scribnerbooks:

Borders has announced that they are liquidating. (Official PR release and more readable, snarky Gawker update.)

This means the loss of 11,000+ jobs, not to mention a major bookseller and price competitor.

Ugh.

We’ve been covering this topic pretty heavily over the past few months. Heartbreak.

17:31 // 3 years ago
July 13, 2011
Remember how we posted about the death of our local Borders a couple months back? It looks like the other 399 locations may follow our store’s lead.

Remember how we posted about the death of our local Borders a couple months back? It looks like the other 399 locations may follow our store’s lead.

22:59 // 3 years ago
May 19, 2011

Israeli PM Netanyahu shoots down Obama’s border plan

"Indefensible": So said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on one of the key, specific policy calls that President Obama made in his big Mid-East speech, namely that the borders of both an Israel and Palestinian’s border talks should start with on those present in 1967, before the Six Day War that saw Israel take control of the Gaza Strip, Sinai Peninsula, West Bank, and the Golan Heights. This was a surprise from Obama, and one that he had to know would rankle Israeli stalwarts. Netanyahu says that such a move would hurt Israeli security, and force them to abandon settlements within the Palestinian territories. source

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16:25 // 3 years ago
April 19, 2011
Last chance: Enter our “death of Borders” contest and tell us why you like books
Just a reminder to you guys: Our contest to get a bunch of random books from our now-closed Borders location ends tonight. Did we pick up this Susan Boyle book on our last visit? Find out by telling us why you like books. The best entry gets a few gems. The worst entry also gets a few gems.

Just a reminder to you guys: Our contest to get a bunch of random books from our now-closed Borders location ends tonight. Did we pick up this Susan Boyle book on our last visit? Find out by telling us why you like books. The best entry gets a few gems. The worst entry also gets a few gems.

23:12 // 3 years ago
April 17, 2011
22:02 // 3 years ago