New Waldenbooks(R) Store in the Birchwood Mall Hosts Grand Opening Celebration April 20 and 21

Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from Borders Group Inc.

    FORT GRATIOT, Mich., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The 3,348-square-foot
 Waldenbooks store in the Birchwood Mall will hold a grand opening celebration
 April 20 and 21.  The festivities will include local author signings with Ann
 Tompert, author of "Grandfather Tang's Story," "Hungry Black Bag," and "Little
 Fox Goes to the End of the World" and Nancy Edwards, author of "Glenda's
 Seeds," Sat., April 21 from noon to 2 p.m.  In addition, Friday and Saturday
 only, buy four books and receive the fifth book of equal or lesser value free.
     Waldenbooks is the nations leading mall-based book retailer with locations
 in all 50 states.  The new store will carry an extensive selection of
 merchandise with titles ranging from local and national bestsellers to
 classics as well as magazines, journals and gifts and stationery.
     Also, patrons of the new Waldenbooks can join millions of customers who
 have saved through the Waldenbooks Preferred Reader(R) program.  Members
 receive 10 percent off virtually everything in the store for only a $10 annual
 fee.  Each dollar spent at a Waldenbooks store will earn one Preferred Reader
 point, and for every 100 points accumulated a $5 savings certificate will be
 awarded.  On www.preferredreader.com , Preferred Reader members can sign up
 for email and receive great information on new books, special discounts and
 in-store promotions as well as 25 bonus points just for subscribing.
     Waldenbooks is also committed to community involvement; therefore
 nonprofit organizations, schools, libraries and charities can benefit from
 bookfairs.  Three different types of bookfairs are offered with a percentage
 of the bookfair sales being donated to the selected organization.  With just a
 little planning and promotion, bookfairs can be a very easy, profitable and
 successful fundraiser.
     Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich., Borders Group employs 30,000 worldwide
 and operates 338 Borders domestic superstores, 14 international Borders
 stores, 31 Books etc. locations, approximately 870 Waldenbooks stores and
 Borders.com .
     Information for journalists is available at www.bgimediacenter.com .
 Financial data is hosted on www.bordersgroupinc.com .
 
 

SOURCE Borders Group Inc.
    FORT GRATIOT, Mich., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The 3,348-square-foot
 Waldenbooks store in the Birchwood Mall will hold a grand opening celebration
 April 20 and 21.  The festivities will include local author signings with Ann
 Tompert, author of "Grandfather Tang's Story," "Hungry Black Bag," and "Little
 Fox Goes to the End of the World" and Nancy Edwards, author of "Glenda's
 Seeds," Sat., April 21 from noon to 2 p.m.  In addition, Friday and Saturday
 only, buy four books and receive the fifth book of equal or lesser value free.
     Waldenbooks is the nations leading mall-based book retailer with locations
 in all 50 states.  The new store will carry an extensive selection of
 merchandise with titles ranging from local and national bestsellers to
 classics as well as magazines, journals and gifts and stationery.
     Also, patrons of the new Waldenbooks can join millions of customers who
 have saved through the Waldenbooks Preferred Reader(R) program.  Members
 receive 10 percent off virtually everything in the store for only a $10 annual
 fee.  Each dollar spent at a Waldenbooks store will earn one Preferred Reader
 point, and for every 100 points accumulated a $5 savings certificate will be
 awarded.  On www.preferredreader.com , Preferred Reader members can sign up
 for email and receive great information on new books, special discounts and
 in-store promotions as well as 25 bonus points just for subscribing.
     Waldenbooks is also committed to community involvement; therefore
 nonprofit organizations, schools, libraries and charities can benefit from
 bookfairs.  Three different types of bookfairs are offered with a percentage
 of the bookfair sales being donated to the selected organization.  With just a
 little planning and promotion, bookfairs can be a very easy, profitable and
 successful fundraiser.
     Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich., Borders Group employs 30,000 worldwide
 and operates 338 Borders domestic superstores, 14 international Borders
 stores, 31 Books etc. locations, approximately 870 Waldenbooks stores and
 Borders.com .
     Information for journalists is available at www.bgimediacenter.com .
 Financial data is hosted on www.bordersgroupinc.com .
 
 SOURCE  Borders Group Inc.

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