Borderlands Defies Closure
On Feb. 22, 2015 Borderlands Books announced that they reached their
goal of 300 sponsors, just two days after announcing a plan to offer
sponsorships to keep the store open, on Feb. 19, 2015. Borderlands
will remain open until at least March 31st, 2016.
The survivability of the sponsorship program depends upon continued
participation. More sponsorships will help stabilize the future of the
store. In order to stay open the following year they will need 300
sponsorships again in early 2016.
In a phone call with Locus, Beatts said “I think what a lot of people
don’t understand necessarily, is the magnitude of what they’ve done.
We’re going to be open because of these sponsors. These people have
directly changed the outcome for the bookstore, and that goes far
beyond the money and is about the support.”