BIRMINGHAM, Alabama ( TheStreet) -- Books-A-Million ( BAMM) said efforts to buy 30 Borders stores ended unsuccessfully because the parties couldn't agree on terms of a deal. "We worked exhaustively in an effort to acquire these stores and reach agreements with all of the parties whose consent was necessary. Unfortunately, we were unsuccessful," said Books-A-Million Chairman and CEO Clyde Anderson in a statement. Books-A-Million last week submitted a bid for the leases and assets of the 30 Borders stores. Borders, the bankrupt bookseller, began liquidating last Friday after it received no buyout offers by a deadline. -- Written by Joseph Woelfel >To contact the writer of this article, click here: Joseph Woelfel >To submit a news tip, send an email to: email@example.com.