Borders UK has held talks with a restructuring specialist to advise it on its store portfolio.
The bookseller has been working with RSM Bentley Jennison to look at restructuring options for its stores.
According to The Independent, there is no suggestion that Borders UK is in trouble, but it is thought the retailer is wanting to remodel its store portfolio.
Borders chief executive Philip Downer said: “Borders UK has disposed of the majority of the Books etc estate over the past 12 months, and the remaining small stores continue to be marketed. Any change to the current portfolio will of course be communicated first to our staff and our suppliers, but no immediate disposals are anticipated.”
Borders UK has 41 larger-format Borders stores, and 10 stores under the Books etc and Borders Express fascias.
Risk Capital Partners bought a majority stake in the retailer in September 2007. Borders has suffered from credit insurance cover being scaled back by Euler Hermes.