This Week in Indie Bookstores

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This Los Angeles bookstore is confronting censorship in Iran with a focus on books banned in the nation.

Zhongshu Bookstore in China is designed to wow customers with its bold interior.

Tehran, Iran is home to the world’s largest bookstore, the Tehran Book Garden, which houses more than 400,000 titles.

Seattle Mystery Bookshop is looking for a buyer.

The demolition of a bookstore in Ohio has revealed what may have been a prohibition-era speakeasy.

Washington DC’s Politics and Prose is expanding to The Wharf.


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 →