This Week in Indie Bookstores


Feminist bookstores are finding the era of Trump is good for business.

A Trumpnick threatens to burn down a bookstore.

Is America’s oldest bookstore haunted?

A private school in Atlanta censored a bookstore from selling Richard Peck’s The Best Man at a school book fair.

A Chinese bookstore opened in Istanbul to encourage cultural exchanges.

A look at bookstores in Madison, Wisconsin.

The best way to beat online competition is to find and dominate niche markets.

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 →