A Borders bookstore, an anchor tenant in the Uptown Gig Harbor shopping center and one of two Washington stores slated for closure by the bookselling giant, is shown Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011. Borders,... more 
A Borders bookstore, an anchor tenant in the Uptown Gig Harbor shopping center and one of two Washington stores slated for closure by the bookselling giant, is shown Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011. Borders, which helped pioneer superstores that put countless mom-and-pop bookshops out of business, filed for bankruptcy protection Wednesday, sunk by crushing debt and sluggishness in adapting to a rapidly changing industry. (AP photo/The News Tribune, Drew Perine) less 
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Associated Press
Thu, Feb 17, 2011 2:07 AM EST