7 Local Stores To Close As Borders Books Goes Broke

By Brigitte Cummings, 1080 KRLD

DALLAS (1080 KRLD) – Seven Borders bookstores in North Texas will be shutting down as the company files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

The chain is closing two Dallas stores — at Royal and Preston and on McKinney in Uptown — as well as one store each in Plano, Mesquite, Colleyville, Lewisville and Burleson.  Other local locations will remain open.

The company is closing 200 stores nationwide. The 40-year-old chain has been struggling to compete with Amazon and Barnes and Noble stores, not to mention electronic devices.


One Comment

  1. Scarlotte Pancerzewski says:

    I’m going to hate loosing the Burleson store! I loved it.

    1. Patrick says:

      ‘losing’, not ‘loosing’. I see that all over the Internet.

      I’m glad we’re not losing our Arlington Highlands store.

    2. Miles Lowry says:

      I liked the Burleson store too; I often went there while the wife shopped in the surrounding stores.

    3. annie says:

      sad – i think i loosing my mind

  2. Adolpho Ruiz says:

    Are these short articles written by middle school students? Quick refresher course…there will be a test afterwards…
    Who, what, when, where, why and how…Answer all that and you have a news story. Rather much a no-brainer…assuming you weren’t raised with an X Box surgically implanted.

  3. Oopsy Oops says:

    You can have an x box surgically impacted now-a-days? Damn, these kids have everything!

  4. mcnertny says:

    Well at least three new nail places will open at each location,,according to someone ,no one reads anymore which is obvious. They also say you will do all ebooks sitting at home or while driving,,that is until you lose it all or get a virus.take an e book off the shelf and read yourself to sleep.Maybe on your new I phone 12.what a wonderful world.

  5. GB says:

    The last time I ever went into a Borders… it was early 2009. I used to go in there all the time because they had BluRays & DVD’s that other stores didn’t have – a very wide selection, though they also charged more for them. Not as much as B&N does, mind you, because B&N is insane… but more than Best Buy, for example. Then one day I went in and the section was almost completely gone (this was in the Lewisville store). I asked where all the BluRays & DVD’s were and was told they were going to stop carrying them except for new releases. And that was the last time I ever stepped foot in a Borders.

  6. Sweet Chillun says:

    What will the doctors do without borders?

    1. Mercy says:

      Huh…that is a stupid comment?

  7. PW says:

    sweet chillun…….we must be related based on the eye rolling humor

  8. Casita740 says:

    Most people only go in to browse, then go on the internet to make a purchase at half-price or close.

  9. Randy says:

    I go to Border’s and B&N all the time. I enjoy reading books. I have three I need to rad right now and found four more to put on my list to buy next week. I do not and will not get a friggin ebook. I like turning the pages, highlighting info and turning in the corner of the page to mark my spot. And my oldest daughter loves to read as well. We went to Border’s just this past Sunday.

    1. KingofScotland says:

      Agreed, I like having the actual book in my hands. My wife loves her Kindle, but it is just artificial to me.

  10. GDK in DFW says:

    I haven’t been to Lewisville Borders for a couple years now. With my Color Nook in hand, I don’t even need to stop at a B&N. I just used Calibre to convert the files and sideload the periodical / book on the device.

  11. Melba Matthews Housden says:

    Since Kobobooks (ebooks) is owned by Borders will it be affected?

    1. H.J. Hill says:

      The Borders CEO sent a message to members a little while ago and part of it said that Kobo would NOT be affected.

  12. KingofScotland says:

    Hard to have inventory when you stop paying your vendors. That is why their DVD and CD selection got so bad. It is very sad — I like them much more than Barnes & Noble.

  13. Jeff says:

    I would rather go to Half Priced Books and not pay 35 bucks for a grilling cookbook or a new Stephen King novel. While Borders were nice, and trendy for the Uptown crowd, they are way overpriced.

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