This Week In Indie Boosktores


A century-old Greek bookstore has closed due to the debt crisis.

Colleges are giving up on campus bookstores, sending students to Amazon instead.

You too could start your own bookstore.

A Greensboro, North Carolina bookstore is introducing parochial neighbors to Muslims with an “Ask a Muslim Anything,” program.

Gentrification is pushing out Detroit’s oldest bookstore.

These bookstores are competing with Amazon by being more than just places to buy books.

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 →