Book Business Turns A New Page

Customers are taking advantage of the liquidation sale at Borders in Silver Spring, Md., Saturday July 23, 2011. Borders Group Inc., America's second-largest bookstore chain, announced mid-July that it is closing. i i

Customers are taking advantage of the liquidation sale at Borders in Silver Spring, Md., Saturday July 23, 2011. Borders Group Inc., America's second-largest bookstore chain, announced mid-July that it is closing. Amy Ta/NPR hide caption

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Customers are taking advantage of the liquidation sale at Borders in Silver Spring, Md., Saturday July 23, 2011. Borders Group Inc., America's second-largest bookstore chain, announced mid-July that it is closing.

Customers are taking advantage of the liquidation sale at Borders in Silver Spring, Md., Saturday July 23, 2011. Borders Group Inc., America's second-largest bookstore chain, announced mid-July that it is closing.

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Borders announced last month that it would close because of online competition and a struggling economy. To learn the current health and possible futures of publishers, libraries, e-books and independent bookstores, guest host Allison Keyes speaks with a Washington D.C. bookstore owner, a consumer research director and a former American Library Association president.

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