This Week in Indie Bookstores


A Buffalo bookstore owner was the target of an FBI investigation for more than two years, and now he wants to know why.

Can independent bookstores survive in the state that gave us Antonin Scalia and Tony Soprano?

San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood will not, after all, be a bookstore-free zone. Dog Eared Books is set to open in May.

Eslite is set to open a bookstore on the 53rd floor of a 128-story Shanghai tower. It is Taiwan’s largest bookstore chain.

A Toronto bookstore sells just ten titles at a time.

A Chinese bookseller has a new business plan: selling old books.

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 Little Fiction, Vol 1 Brooklyn, Joyland Magazine, Chicago Review of Books, Fiction Advocate, and elsewhere. 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 →