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Trouble at Borders

Borders, a major player among booksellers in the 1990s, has struggled in the past five years.

Chart shows Borders has struggled in the past five years.

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Borders files for Ch. 11 bankruptcy protection
Article | NEW YORK -- Bookseller Borders, which helped pioneer superstores that put countless mom-and-pop bookshops out of business, filed for bankruptcy protection Wednesday, sunk by crushing debt and sluggishness in adapting to a rapidly changing industry.
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Borders files bankruptcy and plans to close 30% of stores as book market changes
Article | Borders Group, the bookstore chain whose rise helped crush scores of independent booksellers, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization Wednesday, announcing the closing of 200 stores, including eight in the Washington area.
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Borders struggles amid rapid changes in book sales
Article | Meetings of the history book club at the Borders bookstore in White Flint Mall are device-free. The other night, during a discussion of "1848: Year of Revolution," no Kindles, iPads or Nooks showed up. There was one cellphone sighting, but it was fleeting.
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Borders struggles to hold off final chapter
Article | Meetings of the history book club at the Borders bookstore in White Flint Mall are device-free. The other night, during a discussion of "1848: Year of Revolution," no Kindles, iPads or Nooks showed up. There was one cellphone sighting, but it was fleeting.

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