Donate, Not Dumpster: Debra, what's interesting is that if you read the responses below that Borders has sent back to all who have contacted them so far, not once have they made this claim.
As a nationwide chain bookseller with nearly a thousand stores (including the 200 soon-to-be-closed Waldenbooks locations), they have enough clout with publishers and distributors to find a way to work something out so that no books need be dumpstered.
(December 9, 2009 at 8:51am)
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Borders has enough clout with publishers to work something out
Debra Penna-Fredericks: I worked at a BDalton years ago. I know from that experience that Borders does not have a choice. It is the publishers who require the bookstore to dump the books. Borders is legally obligated to dump the books. If you wish to make a difference, make your concerns known to the publishers. (December 9, 2009 at 12:49am)