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Today is Last Full Day For Columbia Crossing Borders

Today marks the Borders bookstore's last full day, soon to be replaced by Books-a-Million.

Today marks the final full day for the book store in Columbia Crossing, which will soon be replaced by a Books-a-Million.

Borders is liquidating all of its 399 stores and gradually increased its discounts over the last few months.

Now, Borders in Columbia is offering 90 percent off of its merchandise and is selling all of the furniture within the store. Little remains as much of the store is closed off and a sparse number of books line the shelves.

A sign on the door Monday said "Last Full Business Day."

The two franchises settled on an agreement on Aug. 29 for Books-a-Million to take over the space, according to the Columbia Flier, and that location will be one of 14 Borders in the nation that will become a Books-a-Million.

Books-a-Million officials were unable to return phone calls Monday.

All of the Borders stores are expected to close by mid-September, after $100 million worth of inventory is sold off in the liquidation sales, according to MarketWatch.

Borders filed for bankruptcy in February of this year.

Gabriele Napper Salinas September 13, 2011 at 06:36 PM
Very, very sad! :( Borders was my favorite bookstore/bookseller. I am not a fan of Books a Million. So ends an era.

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