This Week in Indie Bookstores

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You’ll never believe this amazing sales technique! A bookstore is making clickbait headlines from classic novel plots.

Bustle highlights some unconventional bookstores around the world.

April 29 is Independent Bookstore Day and a Seattle area store is issuing a challenge to readers: visit 19 participating stores get your bookstore passport stamped.

Newark, New Jersey is getting its first new bookstore in three decades, a Rutgers-branded Barnes & Noble.

Bedrock City in Houston, Texas is displaying a $300,000 Superman comic from 1939.

A bookstore in Thailand celebrates Trump’s ties to Russia by highlighting Russian literature.

Brooklyn’s WORD Bookstore is expanding again. After conquering Jersey City with its first expansion, the mini-chain is opening a children’s bookstore next to its global headquarters in Greenpoint.

Check out Seoul, South Korea’s hidden bookstores.


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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →