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Borders to Close Biltmore Fashion Park, Scottsdale Fashion Square and Other Valley Locations, mediabistro Reports

Four Borders book store locations in metro Phoenix will close as part of a 200 store dust-biting, mediabistro.com is reporting. And the company filed for bankruptcy today. 

This comes as no surprise to bookish types, but still -- big news.

The just-released list ("Exhibit A," literally) includes a Tucson location, as well as the longtime Borders spot at Biltmore Fashion Park and a newer location across the street from Scottsdale Fashion Square. The other two metro Phoenix locations are on Mayo Blvd in Scottsdale and Cactus Road in Phoenix.

We are particularly disappointed to be losing those fantastic magazine sections. (You can't call it a newsstand at Border's -- it's way bigger than that.) 

We now return you to your regularly scheduled e-reading and amazon.com shopping.

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Amy Silverman is a two-time winner of the Arizona Press Club’s Journalist of the Year award. Her work has appeared on the radio show This American Life and in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Lenny Letter, and Brain, Child. She’s the co-curator of the live reading series Bar Flies, and a commentator for KJZZ, the NPR affiliate in Phoenix. Silverman is the author of the book My Heart Can’t Even Believe It: A Story of Science, Love, and Down Syndrome (Woodbine House 2016). Follow her on Instagram (@amysilverman), Twitter (@amysilvermanaz), and at amy-silverman.com.