Liquidator donates thousands of Borders books to Chicago Public Schools
A company that is part of a team of liquidators handling Borders' going-out-of-business sales recently donated thousands of books to the Chicago Public Schools system.
Angela J. Cesere | AnnArbor.com
More than 8,000 books — which Hilco had to buy from the Borders estate — "were hand-selected" from the 399 stores Borders is closing as part of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy liquidation, the liquidator said in a news release.
"We believe that education, above all other factors, is the foundation of commercial success and so we have decided to do what we can to help ensure American children receive the best education possible," Hilco CEO Jeffrey B. Hecktman said in a statement. "The book donation was only our first step in a continuing commitment to align our corporate resources with the needs of public education."