Borders® Celebrates the Grand Opening of its New Store in Dedham, Mass. June 25 Through June 27

Jun 21, 2010, 15:33 ET from Borders

DEDHAM, Mass., June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Borders® will celebrate the grand opening of its 24,479-square-foot store in Dedham, Mass. in the Legacy Place lifestyle complex near Route 1 and Elm St. beginning this Friday, June 25 through Sunday, June 27.  Throughout the weekend a number of special events are planned including author discussions, family and kids activities, live music as well as fantastic giveaways.

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During the grand opening celebration, Borders will give away a number of valuable prizes that include the following. (Note: Items will be given away throughout the weekend, unless otherwise specified.)

  • Five Kobo™ e-Readers
  • Two Sony® e-Readers
  • A limited-edition signed print from artist Alex Beard
  • Two $200 Borders gift cards
  • A great fiction collection
  • A current cookbook collection
  • A collection of the newest wellness books
  • A history and political science collection
  • A fashionable bag containing Paperchase goodies
  • Five Lindt deluxe sampler baskets
  • A collection of exciting young adult (YA) titles (to be given away at the Hunger Games gathering 6/26)
  • Several Nickelodeon Dora and Diego Cuddle Pillows® (to be given away at the Nickelodeon storytime event 6/27)

Grand opening events –

Friday, 6/25

  • 3:00 p.m. – Storytime

Meet Clifford the Big Red Dog!

  • 3:30 p.m. – Musical performance

Escape to the Caribbean with the music of Boscobel.

  • 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. – Delicious sampling

Enjoy free chocolate samples from Lindt.

  • 7:00 p.m. – Author discussions

Shonda Schilling and Cammie McGovern present The Best Kind of Different and Neighborhood Watch.

  • 8:30 p.m. – Musical performance

Jam to classic hits from musician George Wild

Saturday, 6/26:

  • 10:30 a.m. – Face painting

Tickle kids' fancy with Baja Face Painting.

  • 11:00 a.m. – Live broadcast

Meet J.J. Wright from 103.3 WODS-FM.

  • 11:00 a.m. – Performance

Hugh Hanley will have kids dancing up the aisles.

  • 12:00 p.m. – Kids' fun

Dress up like Olivia, the precocious little pig!

  • 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Delicious sampling

Enjoy free chocolate samples from Lindt.

  • 1:30 p.m. – Author discussion

Meet bestselling author and Dedham High School alumna Anita Shreve.

  • 3:30 p.m. – YA book club

Dive into the bestselling series at our Hunger Games Gathering and win a collection of YA books.

  • 4:30 p.m. – Musical performance

Enjoy Mozart and more from the Lyricalia String Ensemble.

  • 7:00 p.m. – Author discussion

Stephen Prothero presents his work, God Is Not One.

  • 8:00 p.m. – Musical performance

Liven up your evening with the Nando Michelin Jazz Trio.

Sunday, 6/27:

  • 12:30 p.m. – Storytime

Meet Nickelodeon's Diego!

  • 12:30 – 5:30 p.m. – Delicious sampling

Enjoy free chocolate samples from Lindt.

  • 1:00 p.m. – Storytime

Author Rose Lewis reads her book, Orange Peel's Pocket.

  • 2:00 p.m. – Author discussion

Meet the authors of Three Wishes, Carey Goldberg and Beth Jones.

  • 4:00 p.m. – Musical performance

Experience samba, salsa, and more from Mark Greel and Sambita.

Throughout the grand opening weekend and all year long, the new Borders store will offer customers in Dedham and surrounding communities a diverse array of family-friendly events, community benefit days, educational discounts, as well as a vast selection of books, music, movies and related merchandise that inspire, educate and entertain.  

About Borders Group

Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich., through its subsidiaries Borders Group, Inc. (NYSE: BGP) is a leading specialty retailer of books as well as other educational and entertainment items. The company employs approximately 19,500 throughout the U.S., primarily in its Borders® and Waldenbooks® stores. Online shopping is offered through Find author interviews and vibrant discussions of the products we and our customers are passionate about online at, and For more information about the company, visit

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