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'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 →