This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Unsurprisingly, shoppers of local, independent bookstores are much more loyal than digital customers.

Dallas has books. Deep Vellum, on the verge of closing last year is expanding, while Wild Detectives is turning more towards the local literary scene.

Check out Delhi, India’s oldest bookshop.

Amazon is coming for Barnes & Noble, opening one physical store for almost every one B&N is closing.

Literature is like pizza and bagels: synonymous with New York City. But high rents have been shuttering the city’s bookstores in recent years. Is that trend finally turning around?

Check out Wisconsin’s best bookstore.

A manhole exploded in New York City, breaking windows at The Strand.


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 →