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 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 →