This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Loganberry Books in Cleveland, Ohio is drawing attention to female authors by turning books by men around on the shelves, leaving the books pages out to hide the spine.

A Pittsburgh bookstore is providing a home to books by writers in exile, drawing attention to the authors’ works.

The collapse of the coloring book market is hurting bookstores.

Iconic Manhattan book peddler The Strand is opening a pop-up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at the Artists & Fleas knick-knack bazaar.

The only English-language bookshop in Bucharest is closing.

The UK chain Waterstones is opening small, off-brand shops disguised as independent shops. For some, these faux-independent bookshops are just what is needed.

Bronx, New York is finally getting its bookstore after successfully raising enough money on Kickstarter.

Running a bookstore has its challenges, confesses a bookstore owner.

The Middle East’s largest online retailer is getting in the books business.


Ian MacAllen is the Rumpus Deputy Editor and founder of English Kills Review an online literary magazine focused on books, authors, and New York City. His writing has appeared in Joyland Magazine, The Billfold, Fiction Advocate, Electric Cereal, Thought Catalog, and io9. He holds a Master’s Degree in English from Rutgers University and lives in Brooklyn. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →