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'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 →