Liquidation Diary

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Liquidation Diary

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jul 29, 2011, 6:15pm

On Monday, July 18th, the official word came down: Borders hadn't found a buyer with a going-concern bid, so the group of liquidators that had put in a bid would be taking over to close out the stores beginning that Friday. Despite all the bad management and questionable decisions that had taken place over the last six or seven (or maybe eight) years, I couldn't help but remember what had made it such a great bookstore and such a great company to work for, once upon a time.

jul 30, 2011, 6:33pm

The day after the liquidation was announce, the store was swamped. Most people were nice, and nearly everyone was buying.

Redigerat: jul 31, 2011, 8:10pm

The day before the liquidation began, I was experiencing some trepidation. Here's my morning entry.

jul 31, 2011, 8:09pm

And, my evening entry, in which my fears are borne out.

aug 1, 2011, 11:31pm

July 22 was the first day of Borders liquidation sale, and the only title I could think of for my post was POW! BAM!

aug 2, 2011, 9:37am

And the fallout the next day was epic. Here's the Picture Edition of the Liquidation Diary.

aug 4, 2011, 1:30pm

Wow. What a mess!

aug 17, 2011, 10:53pm

Oh yes. In all senses of the word...

aug 18, 2011, 10:34am

I've posted about my visit to Borders in Billings, MT:

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