27 Aug '11, 1am

What caused Borders Singapore to close?

What caused Borders Singapore to close?

Borders, the first bookshop here to have an attached bistro, late opening hours and a central location, closed its flagship store at Wheelock Place last week. -- PHOTO: ST FILE By adeline chia, arts correspondent In its heyday, the Borders bookstore at Wheelock Place was the top-earning outlet of all the Borders chain stores. It pipped the other 1,200 stores worldwide and emerged tops in terms of sales dollars per sq ft. That was in 2006. Last week, it closed shop, following the fate of the American and Australian stores, and went under judicial management. What went wrong for this once-thriving bookstore that had changed book-selling in Singapore when it opened its 32,000 sq ft store in 1997? Background story 'Why pay for a full-price book when you can wait for the 40 per cent discount, especially when it happens with such frequency?' Mr Christopher Tong, a senior operati...

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