This Week in Indie Bookstores


A Kansas bookstore has sold a lot more than books to survive its 125 years.

A French bookseller has turned a tiny house into a tiny bookstore and plans to travel the country selling books.

Amazon’s new brick-and-mortar bookstores aren’t really built for people who read.

Toronto has some great bookstores: here are the best.

A historic bookstore in Karachi, Pakistan is hoping to find new life after a revamp and the addition of an online store.

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 →