This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Kaitlyn Tiffany tried to buy a Father’s Day gift at Amazon’s new real world store.

A rare bookstore in London, known as a favorite of Queen Elizabeth, has found a new home in a stunning townhouse.

Despite a huge number of new books and voracious readers, Japan’s bookstores keep closing.

A Missouri family renovated a century-old house and turned it into a bookstore.

A Dallas bookstore put up a message that it will close for the summer, shortly after the owner was arrested four times.

A Korean bookstore offers only books to enhance quality of life, like philosophy, literature and art, eschewing more pragmatic titles in the self-help and how-to categories.

Readers voted Paragraphs Books in South Padre Island best bookstore in Texas.


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, 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 →