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Borders’ Demise Could Open New Chapter In Urban Retail

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 04:14 AM
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by Josh Stephens last modified Jul 20, 2011

To its minimal credit, Borders Books & Music always had a a few shelves where the works of Jacobs, Mumford, Kunstler, Whyte, Florida, and others resided.  But, judging by the financial and aesthetic bankruptcies of, respectively, Borders and many American cities, it seems that copies of Life and Death (or anything else) weren't exactly flying out the door. If the public's understanding of urban economies even began to rival its fascination for gossip, self-help, and vampires, Borders never would have arisen in the first place. And its stockholders wouldn't have had to put a stake through its heart.   read more






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