This Week in Indie Bookstores

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The Guardian looks at how an Australian feminist bookstore took on MRA trolls.

Two Dollar Radio, a Columbus-based independent publisher, plans to open a bookstore.

A community bookstore in Amman, Jordan that charged a pay-what-you-can fee for books nearly went bankrupt, but was saved by crowdfunding from around the world.

Meanwhile, Philadelphia’s Black and Nobel has launched a GoFundMe campaign to help save the store.

New York City’s The Strand has turned ninety years old. The current co-owner, Nancy Bass Wyden, whose grandfather opened the shop in 1927, started working at the store when she was twenty-five.

Lit Hub talks to a bookseller in the process of buying a bookstore.

An adult bookstore in Fort Dodge, Iowa might just have underage readers, according to complaint filed with the city council.


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 →