Can You Buy Second-Hand, Rare and Unusual Books at Waldenbooks Online Store?


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The Waldenbooks chain has been out of business since 2011, so the company doesn't operate an online store. Along with its parent company Borders Group, the Waldenbooks chain was sold to liquidation firms to cover the company's excessive debt.

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Borders Group filed for bankruptcy in February 2011. Before its rapid financial decline, Borders was the second largest book chain in the United States. Waldenbooks was the company's brand of small-format stores commonly found in shopping malls. Throughout the early and mid-2000s, Borders Groups closed an average of 66 Waldenbooks stores annually, and by 2008, the closures increased to 112. In 2009, the company announced a plan to close 200 stores in hopes of stabilizing profit and focusing on Borders superstores, but attempts to reorganize were unsuccessful.

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