This Week in Indie Bookstores

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A huge new bookstore in the heart of Mexico’s drug cartel region hopes to combat ‘narco culture’ by offering an alternative, including classes for children and adults.

Innisfree Poetry Bookstore in Boulder, Colorado has plans to move to a larger location.

Mumbai, India, has seen the rise of new bookstores—but many are unique passion projects or otherwise focused outside of mainstream book selling.

St. Mark’s Bookshop, facing eviction from a city owned property over unpaid rent, may have gotten a reprieve from a mysterious benefactor.

The Huffington Post looks at eleven books set in bookstores.

Three Scottish bookstore owners discuss their shops’ unique histories.

Amazon is experimenting with another real-world bookstore: Kindle gift card books. The kiosks have been in sixty-one stores offering gift cards for books to be downloaded to Kindle later.

Lit Hub talks with Third Place Books in Washington state.


Ian MacAllen's fiction has appeared in 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, Joyland Magazine, and elsewhere and nonfiction has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, The Negatives, Electric Literature, Fiction Advocate, and elsewhere. He is the Deputy Editor of The Rumpus, holds an MA in English from Rutgers University, tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →