As many of you have probably heard by now Borders Books filed for bankruptcy (Chapter 11) today.
In addition to a couple of overview articles at the bottom of this post, here are links to a new web site and several documents:
Borders Reorganization Web Site
Some of the Material Online as of Today
UPDATE: A sortable list of the stores Borders plans to close in the coming weeks.
Totals about 30% of its locations in the U.S.
Via AnnArbor.com (Borders Hometown) “AnnArbor.com’s guide to coverage of today’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing by Borders”
Via Bloomberg: “Borders Files for Bankruptcy, Will Close Some Stores”
“Borders Group does not have the capital resources it needs to be a viable competitor,” the company’s president, Mike Edwards, said today in a statement. The bankruptcy will give it “time to reorganize in order to reposition itself to be a successful business for the long term.
Via Publisher’s Weekly: “Borders Pulls the Trigger on Chapter 11”
The announcement made this morning was foreshadowed last night when Borders implemented an ordering freeze and Ingram, its lifeline to the publishers, stopped shipping books. Publishers are now on the hook for hundreds of millions of dollars, led by Penguin Group (USA) which is owed $41.1 million, followed by Hachette at $36.9 million, Simon & Schuster at $33.8 million, Random House at $33.5 million, and HarperCollins at $25.8 million.