This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Kaitlyn Tiffany tried to buy a Father’s Day gift at Amazon’s new real world store.

A rare bookstore in London, known as a favorite of Queen Elizabeth, has found a new home in a stunning townhouse.

Despite a huge number of new books and voracious readers, Japan’s bookstores keep closing.

A Missouri family renovated a century-old house and turned it into a bookstore.

A Dallas bookstore put up a message that it will close for the summer, shortly after the owner was arrested four times.

A Korean bookstore offers only books to enhance quality of life, like philosophy, literature and art, eschewing more pragmatic titles in the self-help and how-to categories.

Readers voted Paragraphs Books in South Padre Island best bookstore in Texas.


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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →