Tuesday, February 12, 2013
From Charlotte's Web to Where the Wild Things Are, share these classic books with your children and encourage their love for reading.
Tuesday, February 12
“Where’s Pa Going with that Axe?” The Enduring Quality of Children’s Classics By Anita Silvey Courtesy of James Patterson's Read Kiddo Read Foundation The opening line of E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web— “Where’s Pa going with that axe?”—has now been read by adults to eager young listeners for more than 60 years. Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time and Ezra Jack Keats’s The Snowy Day have been picked up with enthusiasm for more than 50 years. For 75 years, parents have shared The Hobbit, and this year Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are turns 50. These books and others like them (Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Virginia Lee Burton’s Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, and L. M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables) bring …
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The selection is slim, but the sales are good at Borders in La Grange.
Though the selection is slim, the savings are better than ever at Borders Books & Music in La Grange. A handful of customers were picking the last bit of meat off the bones on Tuesday, but finding great deals at the same time. Most everything in the store is discounted to 80 percent off, with fiction titles discounted a whopping 90 percent. Though the selection of books is well picked over at this point, if you're interested in fantasy, romance, or history you might still be able to hit the jackpot. In addition to picking up some paperbacks; book shelves, racks and other store furniture are for sale as well—just in case you're looking to redecorate, or perhaps want turn your personal library into a mini-Borders. You'll have to stop by soon…
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
La Grange officials are saddened, but not surprised, by the announcement. Discussions with the landlord regarding new tenants for Borders' prominent downtown location have been going on for months, says Community Development Director Pat Benjamin.
- Thom Rae
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Borders Group announced late on Monday that it will close its remaining 399 bookstores, including one in downtown La Grange, and promptly liquidate all of the company's assets. "Following continued negotiations and the best efforts from all parties, no bidders have presented a formal proposal to keep our company operating as a going concern," Borders Group President Mike Edwards wrote in a letter sent to the company's nearly 11,000 employees. The nation's second-largest bookstore chain Thursday will ask a New York bankruptcy judge to approve a proposal from two companies, Hilco and Gordon Brothers, to "purchase our stores’ assets and administer the liquidation process," Edwards said. Borders' going-out-of-business sale will begin as soon …