Deathwatch: Beleagured Borders no longer taking customer orders
Following yesterday’s news that it’s ‘sell up or die’ for Borders bookshop chain, the company have now stopped taking new orders for books, saying that they are freezing orders while “the business is in discussion with potential buyers.”
However, the move is more likely to be connected to reports that some publishers are refusing to deal with the chain, which may not last until Christmas unless they are sold. HMV are in the frame to do a deal, while WH Smith pulled out of talks last Friday.
Customers who try to order a title online are greeted with a message that reads: “Sorry, title cannot be purchased.” A bit like the company itself right now.