This Week in Indie Bookstores


Amazon’s revolutionary new way to sell books in a physical brick and mortar store, has opened in New York City. Everyone old is new again.

Even chain bookstores, like the UK’s Waterstones, thrives because of booksellers’ personal touches, like book recommendations.

The owner of a bookstore focused on mysteries is credited with rehabbing the genre as having literary merit.

Bahrisons Booksellers in Delhi, India comes with a lot of history.

Greenpoint, Brooklyn, made famous as the ‘nabe home to Hannah Horvath on Girls, now has a bookstore dedicated to graphic design.

Ohio’s “best” used bookstore is run by Cincinnati’s public library.

A Chinese bookstore has just turned eighty years old.

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 →