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July 13, 2005
The release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will be celebrated at area bookstores this weekend. Barnes & Noble, 2516 Solomons Island Road, Annapolis, will hold a Harry Potter party from 9 p.m. to midnight Friday. An evening of games and magic will be provided while customers wait for the midnight release of the book. Waldenbooks at Marley Station mall in Glen Burnie will hold a book-release party starting at 9 a.m. Saturday. Contests and book readings will be held.
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By Mary Corey | September 26, 1991
It may never measure up to the original, but that didn't keep "Scarlett: The Sequel to Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind" from flying out of local bookstores yesterday.At the Towson bookstore Greetings & Readings, first-day sales of the 823-page tome (suggested retail: $24.95) were "fabulous," according to salesperson Jean Duerr. By yesterday afternoon the store had sold out of its first shipment of 150 books; another is expected tomorrow.Similarly, Jo Blankenburg, manager of Waldenbooks in Towson Town Center, was finding it impossible to keep up with customer demand for the books.
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By Sara Oppenheim and Sara Oppenheim,Special to The Sun | May 7, 1995
Already suffering, Columbia booksellers are about to be dwarfed by a mega-merchant.With 90,000 book titles, 40,000 music titles and an espresso bar, the 20,000-square-foot Borders bookstore that opened in the Snowden Square shopping center yesterday easily will overshadow its largest competitor.Although bookstores in The Mall in Columbia say they are insulated by the constant flow of shoppers, independent bookstores and those outside The Mall could be further pressured by the retailing giant.
BUSINESS
By Timothy J. Mullaney and Timothy J. Mullaney,Staff Writer | September 21, 1992
The Towson Commons mixed-use complex in the center of Baltimore County's seat has lined up four new tenants, who will push occupancy at the $70 million complex above 50 percent for the first time since opening earlier this year.VIPS Inc., a Towson software firm, will move into 60,000 square feet of Towson Commons' 190,000-square-foot office building next year. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. has also leased 13,000 square feet of office space at the complex and will move a group of in-house attorneys from Columbia.
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By Liz F. Kay | July 22, 2011
Borders has officially announced that its going-out-of-business sale will begin Friday, with discounts of up to 40 percent off original prices at Borders superstores, Borders Express and Waldenbooks. Here's a Borders store locator to find your nearest shop. You'll still be able to use any gift cards throughout the sale, but don't delay. Also, if you're a member of Borders Rewards Plus, you'll still get further discounts on those purchases for a limited time. Although all sales are final on any items purchased today or afterward, Borders will honor its return policy on any items bought previously.
BUSINESS
July 21, 2011
Liquidation of Borders stores could begin Friday , but shoppers should keep some things in mind before going crazy. Definitely, if you've been hanging on to some gift cards to either Borders or Waldenbooks, better use them up right away. And although we always love a bargain, remember that the savings may not actually be that spectacular. Consumer Reports investigations of sales after Circuit City closed found products were cheaper elsewhere. If you have a smart phone, consider downloading a price comparison app so you can scan bar codes of books and other items to see how prices elsewhere on the same item stack up. One last thing: if you own a Kobo ereader that you purchased from Borders, be sure to transfer your Borders library to a Kobo eBook library asap . Borders sent out an email Wednesday that offered a sweepstakes promotion to motivate folks to take that step.
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By Tim Warren and Tim Warren,Book Editor | October 15, 1993
An interesting question: Could "Private Parts" be better than "Sex"?Howard Stern's "Private Parts" appeared in bookstores Oct. 7, but the radio talk show host's book already is on its way to becoming the fastest seller of the year.Dee Peeler, head book buyer at Greetings & Readings in Towson, says of Stern's book, "We got 300 copies on Oct. 7 out of our original order of 500, and they sold out the first day."Ms. Peeler says that Madonna's photo book "Sex" -- released last October -- and "The Way Things Ought to Be," the 2 million-plus-selling book by Rush Limbaugh, were the only books she's seen recently that have sold as quickly as "Private Parts."
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By Molly Dunham Glassman and Molly Dunham Glassman,Staff Writer | September 17, 1993
Most homework assignments are straightforward: Solve the problems on pages 48 and 49 of the algebra textbook, read chapter 10 on the industrial revolution, fill out the spelling work sheet.The tough part often comes when some originality is required. My 10th-grade English teacher thought we would craft wonderful essays on the natural world after he let us choose the animal/plant/insect we wanted to write about. I put off picking my topic. The day before the paper was due, I went to the library and cribbed a bunch of stuff about penguins out of the Encyclopedia Americana -- and got an A.Is there a better way?
BUSINESS
By Bloomberg Business News | August 17, 1994
TROY, Mich. -- Kmart Corp., under pressure for months from investors who want it to focus on its ailing discount stores, said yesterday that it will sell majority stakes in three of its four specialty retail businesses.Kmart plans initial public offerings of shares in its Borders/Waldenbooks, Sports Authority and OfficeMax chains.OfficeMax will be the first on the block. Its IPO is expected to be filed within a few weeks, Kmart said after a special board meeting. The company would not say how much it hopes to raise from the stock sale.
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By Tim Warren and Tim Warren,Book Editor | August 19, 1993
Is "The Last Brother" a first-class dud?Although Joe McGinniss' much-criticized book on Sen. Ted Kennedy recently entered the best-seller list of the New York Times Book Review -- it will be No. 13 for Sunday's nonfiction listings -- its sales have been disappointing, according to local bookstores and some national observers of the book industry."
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