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If you can’t sell books, sell teddy bears

Or that seems to be Borders’ solution to its constant financial problems, at least for the time being until the next quarter with lower than expected sales.  Really, the problem with Borders is that it lost its identity about eight or so years ago when it decided to become a shadow of Barnes & Noble.   Do other people also remember Borders in the days when they used to fill their shelves with serious books?  And what proportion of books to junk should a bookstore reach before it finally stops being a bookstore?

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