Former Borders Employees Reveal Secret Book Store Gripes

This manifesto spotted in a decommissioned Borders store offers some insight into the many ways in which we annoy book store employees. Some of these are fair (no one wants unsupervised kids causing a ruckus when you're reading magazines you won't buy), but as it turns out, the employees probably should have been… » 9/25/11 8:34pm 9/25/11 8:34pm

Barnes & Noble Censors Cover Featuring Androgynous Male Model

Barnes & Noble recently took an unusual step — the bookstore chain required the magazine Dossier wrap its new issue in opaque plastic before agreeing to stock it. The problem with the cover? Nudity. More specifically, the nude torso of the famously androgynous male model Andrej Pejic. Barnes & Noble was concerned… » 5/16/11 10:30am 5/16/11 10:30am

Does Borders' Bankruptcy Mean The End Of Bookstores?

Borders has been in financial trouble for years, and today the company finally filed for bankruptcy, The New York Times reports. The chain has $1.29 billion in debt and $1.27 billion in assets, and plans to close one third of its stores, or about 200 locations. » 2/17/11 1:00am 2/17/11 1:00am

Giant Bookstore Chain Literally Destroying Literature

Taking a page from the City of New York and H&M, Borders is planning to destroy unsold books when it closes down its Waldenbooks stores. Says an uncharacteristically erudite Perez Hilton, "How very Fahrenheit 451 of them." [CocoPerez] » 1/20/10 1:30pm 1/20/10 1:30pm