Black Thursday at Borders


“It took a little longer than employees thought, but the expected cuts in the store workforce at Borders began last week in what employees on various blogs are calling ‘Black Thursday.’ The number of cuts is unclear, and the retailer had only a vague response when asked for clarification of how many jobs were eliminated.”

Vague or not the meaning is clear: more bad news for the mega-chain bookstore.

Isaac Fitzgerald has been a firefighter, worked on a boat, and was once given a sword by a king, thereby accomplishing three out of five of his childhood goals. Formerly of The Rumpus and McSweeney’s and most recently the founding editor of BuzzFeed Books, Isaac is now the co-host of BuzzFeed News’ Twitter Morning Show, #AMtoDM. He also appears frequently on The Today Show to talk books, and is co-author of Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them and Knives & Ink: Chefs and the Stories Behind Their Tattoos (with Recipes) (winner of an IACP award), and the author of a YA novel and picture book forthcoming from Bloomsbury. He uses Twitter. More from this author →