This Week in Indie Bookstores


Istanbul is suffering from a shortage of bookstores.

Barnes & Noble has ousted CEO Ronald Boire.

A crane collapsed in front of a Reno bookstore. No people—or books—were injured.

2016 has thus far been a great year for bookstore sales, with the first half of the year seeing increases of 6%.

Amazon India is launching a used bookstore.

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 →