This Week in Indie Bookstores


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'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 →