This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Third graders in Florida have convinced the CEO of Barnes & Noble to save a Daytona Beach bookstore.

India’s rail station bookstores have an uncertain future.

Publishers Weekly looks at the growth of new children’s bookstores.

People really love drinking and buying books in the same place—Books and Brews is growing into a regional chain.

Crowdfunding helps open a new bookstore in Taiyuan, China.

Alaska gets a new bookstore just in time for endless darkness of winter.

Harvard Square has a bookstore dedicated to Curious George.


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 →