This Week in Indie Bookstores


This Los Angeles bookstore is confronting censorship in Iran with a focus on books banned in the nation.

Zhongshu Bookstore in China is designed to wow customers with its bold interior.

Tehran, Iran is home to the world’s largest bookstore, the Tehran Book Garden, which houses more than 400,000 titles.

Seattle Mystery Bookshop is looking for a buyer.

The demolition of a bookstore in Ohio has revealed what may have been a prohibition-era speakeasy.

Washington DC’s Politics and Prose is expanding to The Wharf.

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 →