This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Texas bookstores hold their own Independent Bookstore Day.

Dissident Hong Kong bookstore owner threatened by the Chinese government is attempting to open a bookstore in Taiwan.

A San Diego bookstore owner explains the best part of owning a bookstore.

With power restored to the Outer Banks after a construction accident, a local bookstore is eager to get tourists back.

New Zealand’s popular Hard to Find Bookstore might be in danger of closing.


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 →