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The final 31 Borders stores across 18 states will close on Sunday, ending the story of what was once one of the largest book retailers in the world. Six years ago, according to Bloomberg, the Ann Arbor-based company had more than 1, stores, including branches in . LifeWay’s Stores Are Closing. But Its Christian Books Will Be in More Stores Than Ever. Churches, Sunday schools, and small groups reliably re . Blue laws forbidding Sunday work have been on the books in the U.S. since , and in New Jersey since At their peak in the early nineteen-sixties, general Sunday-trading bans were in place. Sunday-closing legislation has been on the books for many states for two hundred years and have been supported by blue-collar workers, and churches. On the other hand, it has been secularists (that are not in retail) that already have Sunday off and big business that supported the removal of Sunday-closing laws.
Sunday closing to be ordered for large stores (Toronto Star, Octo ) for a pre-Christmas book give-away. Stores charged for defying law on Sunday trade (Chatham Daily News, Decem ) Store open Sunday giving books away: Emery may face charge (London Free Press, Decem ). They most certainly were; I’m old enough to remember that here in NYC, as well as the other Sunday “blue laws,” such as not being allowed to buy beer before noon. The only stores that were opened on Sundays were those in Jewish neighborhoods, wher. T hose who save their weekly shopping for Sunday were in for a rude shock today when they realized that almost all the shops in Poland are closed.. It’s the result of a new law signed at the beginning of this year which limits shop openings to the first and last Sunday of the month. By , even these are planned to be phased out so that every Sunday is a shopping-free day. The Retail Business Uniform Closing Day Act allowed some stores, such as video rental outlets, pharmacies and book stores, to open on Sundays, but department stores had to remain closed. The restrictions were based on the area of a store and its form of business.
I don't deny the importance of Sunday to mu family, but I do my shopping on Sunday. On the other hand, if stores wouldn't open on Sundays, I could't able to buy foods, and other things during the week which is very busy. This experience taught me that stores and businessed should be open on weekends so employees will be able to buy what they need. Blue laws, also known as Sunday laws, are laws designed to restrict or ban some or all Sunday activities for religious or secular reasons, particularly to promote the observance of a day of worship or rest. Blue laws may also restrict shopping or ban sale of certain items on specific days, most often on Sundays in the western world. Blue laws are enforced in parts of the United States and Canada as well as some . Borders empl and it had appeared all of its stores would close. Photo: Reuters Borders is closing, liquidating its remaining stores and eliminat jobs, and many people are. The craft store Hobby Lobby is one of the other poster children for business Sunday closure. This includes staying closed on Sundays, during .