This Week in Indie Bookstores


A bookstore designed to feel like a spaceship has opened in Hangzhou, China.

Romance-novel bookstore Ripped Bodice in Los Angeles has gotten a little funnier by adding live comedy shows.

Author Judy Blume has found a new career as a bookseller.

Wild Rumpus Books (no relation to The Rumpus) in Minneapolis has been named best children’s bookstore in the US.

Edmonton, Canada is getting a three-wheeled tricycle bookstore.

Penguin Books India has launched a new bookstore truck that is about embark on a year-long journey.

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 More from this author →