This Week in Indie Bookstores


Chicago’s famous bookstore cat is out of a job following the closure of the used bookstore he oversaw.

Barnes & Noble might be losing the war against Amazon.

Bookstores that were in the path of Hurricane Harvey face a new reality and a new set of challenges.

Downtown Honolulu, Hawaii gets a new bookstore selling used books, comics, CDs, cassettes, and vinyl records.

Take a look inside this bookstore dedicated to design manuals.

Corning, New York will soon be home to a new feminist bookstore.

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 →