The New York Times is reporting that Borders, the national bookstore chain headquartered in Ann Arbor, will liquidate its assets. Its remaining stores may close within the week.
I'm of many minds about this, as DA readers know. Borders put many independent bookstores out of business, including our own Shaman Drum. On the other hand, fewer bookstores doesn't exactly bode well.
Whatever one's opinion, it is a huge blow to A2, as remaining Borders employees will soon be out of a job. The last thing our state needs is more unemployment.