This Week in Indie Bookstores


Bookstores are getting more political because of Trump.

And as it turns out, getting political is pretty good for business.

Facebook deleted and then restored an Oak Park, Michigan bookstore’s page over a stray copyright claim.

The owner of Washington state’s only black-owned bookstore has passed away.

Readers looking to get away from mainstream media should check out these five alternative lit bookstores.

Brooklyn’s Greenlight Bookstore is launching a new reading series focused on immigrants.

Bookstores in the Twin Cities will be handing out pocket sized poems.

If you ever need a bookstore in Connecticut, check out one these ten best.

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 More from this author →