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  • ** FILE ** Borders Group teetered on the brink of liquidation Thursday, July 14, 2011, after an offer from a private-equity investor disintegrated. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, file)

    Judge okays Borders auction, liquidators open bid

    Borders Group, the nation's second largest book store chain that once operated over 1,000 stores, appears headed for liquidation after a judge on Thursday approved its motion to auction itself off with a team of liquidators as its opening bid.

  • Barnes & Noble launches touch-screen Nook for $139

    The lighter, slimmer, cheaper new version of Barnes & Noble's e-reader has a black-and-white touch screen and aims squarely at the "grandma" demographic _ or at least customers craving a simpler e-book reader.

  • Barnes & Noble's Nook electronic reader now accounts for 28 percent of the market for those devices. It has the potential to go beyond books to deliver all types of digital products, including music, magazines, TV shows and movies. Cable television mogul John Malone is offering $1 billion to buy the bookstore chain. (Associated Press)

    Touch-screen Nook for $139 launched by Barnes & Noble

    The lighter, slimmer, cheaper new version of Barnes & Noble's e-reader has a black-and-white touch screen and aims squarely at the "grandma" demographic - or at least those craving a simpler e-book reader.

  • Barnes & Noble's Nook electronic reader now accounts for 28 percent of the market for those devices. It has the potential to go beyond books to deliver all types of digital products, including music, magazines, TV shows and movies. Cable television mogul John Malone is offering $1 billion to buy the bookstore chain. (Associated Press)

    Nook is hook behind Malone's bid for Barnes & Noble

    John Malone, who made a fortune in cable television, is offering $1 billion for Barnes & Noble — not betting on the books-and-mortar past, analysts say, but the promise of the electronic future.

  • Borders decline means big changes for industry

    Whether or not Borders survives closing some 200 stores, the "superstore" boom of the past two decades has busted, authors and publishers face a market minus millions of square feet of physical shelf space and communities once crowded with booksellers may find themselves with none.

  • Borders Group Inc., a chain of 642 bookstores, including this one in Glen Mills, Pa., filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011. The company will close about 30 percent of its stores. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams, File)

    Chapter 11 for Borders bookstores

    The future of bookstores faces new questions after Borders Group Inc. filed for bankruptcy Wednesday and announced it will close about 30 percent of its stores nationwide.

  • Price cuts slash 'Potter' profits for sellers

    The release of the seventh and likely final "Harry Potter" book on Saturday will mean the end of the cash cow for its U.S. publisher, but it won't be bringing big profits to booksellers.

  • Price cuts slash 'Potter' profits for sellers

    The release of the seventh and likely final "Harry Potter" book on Saturday will mean the end of the cash cow for its U.S. publisher, but it won't be bringing big profits to booksellers.

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