This Week in Indie Bookstores


A state run bookstore in Shanghai is ripping out pages from Webster’s Dictionary that include a reference to Taiwan.

The Dallas Morning News checks in with Deep Vellum Books, the bookstore offshoot of Deep Vellum Publishing that owner Will Evans sought a business partner to keep going.

Local news in Madison, Connecticut goes inside twenty-six-year-old R.J. Julia Booksellers.

Anarchists detonated a bomb at bookstore in Athens, Greece. The bookstore sold survivalist literature.

Bulk Bookstore, a wholesaler of books, is holding a contest for book buyers called “Share Your Story.”

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 →