This Week in Indie Bookstores


Instead of yelling at a cloud, one curmudgeonly old man runs a bookstore.

Another curmudgeonly bookseller has taken to charging browsers a fifty-pence fee for looking at merchandise in his used store.

Amazon plans to open a New York City store in the Time Warner Center. The midtown mall is just blocks from Billionaire’s Row.

Barnes & Noble plans to do battle with Amazon’s growing number of physical stores.

Philadelphia’s year-old comic bookstore coffeehouse is slowly becoming famous.

Is 2017 the year of the bookstore?

Cape Cod is for (book) lovers.

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 →