Borders: A Case Study of Bookselling Gone Wrong

Norris, Michael
February 2011
Book Publishing Report;Feb2011, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p1
Trade Publication
The article presents the author's perspective on the reorganization relief filed by Borders Group Inc. He is critical that the company was exploring strategic alternatives for itself including its own sale. He stresses the need for a diverse number of retailers in the book business to keep the industry healthy and bear in mind that the future of the store depends on books and the future of the book depends on the store.


Related Articles

  • Battle of the bookstore giants.  // Consumer Reports Money Adviser;Sep2006, Vol. 3 Issue 9, p14 

    The article compares the membership programs offered by Barnes & Noble and Borders bookstores. It provides information on the Personal Shopping Day and the Holiday Savings Rewards offered by Borders. Discounts, bargain books, and CD prices offered by each chain is compared. It also discloses the...

  • New Look at Borders.  // Publishers Weekly;3/1/2004, Vol. 251 Issue 9, p7 

    Describes the Borders Group Inc. bookstore that opened in February 2004 in the new Time Warner Center on Columbus Circle in New York City. Format adopted by the store; Features of the nonbook sections; Upscale stores doing business in the Shops at Columbus Circle.

  • Bookselling DAYBOOK.  // Publishers Weekly;6/14/1999, Vol. 246 Issue 24, p19 

    Presents news briefs on book selling industry. Number of additional stores opened by Borders Books, Music and Cafe company in the United States; Closure of the Mysterious Bookshop store in London, England; Number of copies of the book `Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil' at the store of E....

  • Category Management Draws Mixed Reaction. Zeitchik, Steven // Publishers Weekly;8/12/2002, Vol. 249 Issue 32, p141 

    Focuses on the reaction of publishers to the category management bookseller program launched by book retailer Borders. Information on the mechanics of the program; Reasons for the decision of some publishers to participate in the category management program.

  • Book retailers prepare to struggle under a new weight of words. Shoebridge, Neil // BRW;11/02/98, Vol. 20 Issue 42, p78 

    Presents information on the possible expansion of the Borders Group Inc. in Australia and the state of the bookselling market in Australia as of November 1998. Comments from Vin Altruda, the president of Borders' international division; Concerns over the possible plans for Borders superstores...

  • SWOT Analysis.  // Borders Group, Inc. SWOT Analysis;Oct2005, p5 

    Provides a business analysis of Borders Group Inc., an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based holding company of book superstores and mall-based bookstores which operates in the U.S., Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Puerto Rico and Singapore, focusing on its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities for...

  • Nubian Heritage: A flagship in Harlem. Velasco, Lynnette // Black Issues Book Review;Jan/Feb2004, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p65 

    Provides information on the Nubian Heritage retail store in New York City. Types of books and magazines offered at the store; Founders of the store.

  • Adult Trade Book Purchases at Food/Drug Stores 2003.  // SN: Supermarket News;1/3/2005, Vol. 53 Issue 1, p30 

    Presents a chart on the type of book purchased at food or drug stores in the U.S. in 2003. Total units of romance books sold at food/drug stores.

  • Centenarian Bookstores II. High, John // Publishers Weekly;8/14/2000, Vol. 247 Issue 33, p203 

    Focuses on several bookstores opened for at least 100 years in the United States. Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena, California; University Book Store in Ames, Iowa; Wilkie's Bookstore in Dayton, Ohio.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics