This Week in Indie Bookstores


The Guardian looks at how an Australian feminist bookstore took on MRA trolls.

Two Dollar Radio, a Columbus-based independent publisher, plans to open a bookstore.

A community bookstore in Amman, Jordan that charged a pay-what-you-can fee for books nearly went bankrupt, but was saved by crowdfunding from around the world.

Meanwhile, Philadelphia’s Black and Nobel has launched a GoFundMe campaign to help save the store.

New York City’s The Strand has turned ninety years old. The current co-owner, Nancy Bass Wyden, whose grandfather opened the shop in 1927, started working at the store when she was twenty-five.

Lit Hub talks to a bookseller in the process of buying a bookstore.

An adult bookstore in Fort Dodge, Iowa might just have underage readers, according to complaint filed with the city council.

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 →