This Week in Indie Bookstores


The world’s oldest LGBTQ bookstore has opened a glory-hole inspired gallery display.

Like any business, bookstores are influencing customers’ choices, and so what is literary is dictated, at least in part, by what sells.

Meanwhile, one Chinese bookseller has been losing money for nineteen years, but plans on expanding anyway.

The Montana Historical Society is making history itself by placing its bookstore online.

Croatia will grant subsidies to bookstores, as well as publishers, to help open new shops in the country.

A Virginia woman embezzled $10,000 from a local bookstore.

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 →