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 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 →