Borders Will Close Forever on Sunday

By Jason Boog Comment

Borders will close forever on Sunday, leaving tens of thousands of booksellers out of work. Below, we’ve included the final closure schedule for the remaining stores.

In an exit interview with the Detroit News, CEO Mike Edwards confessed that the company had been “in perpetual crisis” during his tenure.

Here’s an excerpt from the article: “Edwards tried to keep the final week at the headquarters festive, with job fairs, resume writing workshops and champagne parties … He is an unemployed chief executive without a grudge and with a $125,000 severance check. He doesn’t know where he’s headed — perhaps Southern California or Oregon, where he led Lucy Activewear and Ellington Leather — but he said he has received job offers from companies impressed with his handling of Borders’ bankruptcy.”

No matter what you think about mega-bookstores or Borders management, this is a sad year for everyone who loves books. If you want to help, the Help Ex-Borders Employees page is collecting resources for these booksellers. (Via Julie Bosman)

Final Borders Closure Schedule

Wasilla Shopping Center Wasilla AK Friday
Davis Commons Davis CA Friday
Stonewood Mall Downey CA Friday
West Farms Shopping Center Farmington CT Friday
Dover Mall Dover DE Friday
Colonial Promenade Beechwood Athens GA Friday
Northlake Mall Atlanta GA Friday
Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center Honolulu HI Friday
Hickory Point Mall Decatur IL Friday
Gurnee Town Center Gurnee IL Friday
Cross County Mall Mattoon IL Friday
Westridge Court Shopping Center Naperville IL Friday
Lake Street Oak Park IL Friday
Rice Lake Square Wheaton IL Friday
Green Tree Mall Clarksville IN Friday
Fair Oaks Mall Columbus IN Friday
Highland Grove Shopping Center Highland IN Friday
Northridge Plaza Olathe KS Friday
New Market Square West Wichita KS Friday
Ashland Town Center Ashland KY Friday
Crestview Hills Town Center Crestview Hills KY Friday
1316 Washington St.- Hanover Commons Hanover MA Friday
Swansea Mall Swansea MA Friday
Riverview Plaza Frederick MD Friday
Maine Mall South Portland ME Friday
Southgate Center Southgate MI Friday
Pinecrest Plaza Southern Pines NC Friday
Shadow Lake Towne Center Papillion NE Friday
Monadnock Marketplace Keene NH Friday
Flemington Mall Flemington NJ Friday
Meadowood Mall Reno NV Friday
Lima Mall Lima OH Friday
Colony Square Mall Zanesville OH Friday
Washington Park Mall Bartlesville OK Friday
Central Mall Lawton OK Friday
The Shoppes At Brinton Lake Concord Twp PA Friday
North Hanover Mall Hanover PA Friday
Park City Center Lancaster PA Friday
Lycoming Mall Pennsdale PA Friday
The Shops At Valley Square Warrington PA Friday
Wynnewood Shopping Center Wynnewood PA Friday
The Center At Deane Hill Knoxville TN Friday
Forum At Olympia Parkway San Antonio TX Friday
Market Street The Woodlands TX Friday
Crossroads Center Bailey’s Crossroads VA Friday
Carl D. Silver Parkway Fredericksburg VA Friday
Springfield Commons Springfield VA Friday
Cascade Mall Burlington WA Friday
Three Rivers Mall Kelso WA Friday
Willows Shopping Center Puyallup WA Friday
Valley Mall Plaza Union Gap WA Friday
Forest Mall Fond Du Lac WI Friday
Hanford Mall Hanford CA Saturday
Northridge Fashion Center Northridge CA Saturday
Varsity Theatre Palo Alto CA Saturday
Durango Mall Durango CO Saturday
Geoffrey Drive Wilmington DE Saturday
Oak Brook Court Oakbrook IL Saturday
Independence Mall Kingston MA Saturday
The Loop Methuen MA Saturday
Center At Hagerstown Shopping Center Hagerstown MD Saturday
Monmouth Plaza Eatontown NJ Saturday
Interstate Shopping Center Ramsey NJ Saturday
Airport Plaza Shopping Center Farmingdale NY Saturday
New Towne Mall New Philadelphia OH Saturday
Paxton Town Centre Harrisburg PA Saturday
Viewmont Mall Scranton PA Saturday
Meadowbrook Village York PA Saturday
Providence Place Mall Providence RI Saturday
Sunrise Mall Brownsville TX Saturday
Meyerland Plaza Houston TX Saturday
Church Street Burlington VT Saturday
Capitola Mall Capitola CA Sunday
Waterford Commons Waterford CT Sunday
Village Of Merrick Park Coral Gables FL Sunday
South Dixie Highway Miami FL Sunday
South Park Mall Moline IL Sunday
Ravinia Plaza Orland Park IL Sunday
Manhattan Town Center Manhattan KS Sunday
Jefferson Mall Louisville KY Sunday
Cambridge Galleria Cambridge MA Sunday
Mansfield Crossing Mansfield MA Sunday
South Washington Street North Attleboro MA Sunday
Westfield Shoppingtown Annapolis Annapolis MD Sunday
Birch Street Omaha NE Sunday
Riverdale Crossing Shopping Center Riverdale NJ Sunday
Sunrise Highway Bohemia NY Sunday
The Shoppes At Atlas Park Glendale NY Sunday
Main Street Mt. Kisco NY Sunday
Nesconset Highway Stony Brook NY Sunday
Jericho Turnpike Syosset NY Sunday
Western Village Shopping Center Cincinnati OH Sunday
Ohio Valley Mall St. Clairsville OH Sunday
Jefferson Square Klamath Falls OR Sunday
Lebanon Valley Mall Lebanon PA Sunday
Springfield Square Springfield PA Sunday
Haines Avenue Rapid City SD Sunday
The Centre At River Oaks Houston TX Sunday
Huebner Oaks Center San Antonio TX Sunday
Kamp Washington S/C Fairfax VA Sunday
Parkridge Center Manassas VA Sunday
Borders Plaza Sterling VA Sunday
Redmond Town Center Redmond WA Sunday