This Week in Indie Bookstores


Revolution Books in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan is literally advocating for real revolution.

Broadway Books in Portland, Oregon spent Inauguration Day handing out Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s We Should All Be Feminists.

Dallas, Texas is getting an independent bookstore.

Tokyo’s bookstore hotel has added a bar so thirsty travelers can pop in for a drink before curling up surrounded by their favorite books.

A Milwaukee bookstore made a 1950s FBI list of top Communist threats because books are dangerous.

Bookstores are resisting Trump with specific anti-Trump events like these in San Francisco and Philadelphia.

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 →