The last remaining Borders store in Dallas is closing, along with every other Borders store in the nation. The store on Lovers at Greenville will close as early as Aug. 6, and a liquidation sale starts today, July 22.

In a farewell letter sent by email overnight, Borders CEO Mike Edwards thanked customers for their loyalty and support.

“We had worked very hard toward a different outcome. The fact is that borders has been facing headwinds for quite some time, including a rapidly changing book industry, the eReader revolution, and a turbulent economy,” Edwards states in the letter. “We put up a great fight, but regrettably, in the end, we weren’t able to overcome these outside forces.”

Over the past few months, Borders had tried to auction itself to avoid liquidation and keep a reduced number of stores open. The 40-year-old company filed for bankruptcy protection in February and closed about a third of its stores, including one in Uptown and one at Preston and Royal.

The Borders in Old Town Shopping Center is the last Dallas store to close.

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