Borders Will Leave a Few More Waldenbooks in the Remaindered Rack
A Waldenbooks mall store in the East Texas town of Lufkin has also received a reprieve, according to The Lufkin Daily News. Borders spokeswoman Mary Davis did not give a reason, commenting only that the decision to keep that store open had been made during the past few days. (When reached for comment, Davis told DailyFinance, "We are not disclosing the reasons why these stores will remain open, but look forward to continuing to serve the many customers who have shopped at these locations.")
The news that some additional Waldenbooks are to stay open will be bittersweet for communities set to say goodbye to their local bookstores. When the Waldenbooks in Brockton, Mass., shuts down, it will leave the city without a general-interest bookstore. And in Waterloo, Iowa, where a Waldenbooks has been open continuously since 1971, customers like Lytishya Borglum of Cedar Falls told The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier that the news of the Crossroads Mall store's impending closure was disappointing. "The staff here was always great, always ready to make a suggestion," she said.