This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Chicago’s famous bookstore cat is out of a job following the closure of the used bookstore he oversaw.

Barnes & Noble might be losing the war against Amazon.

Bookstores that were in the path of Hurricane Harvey face a new reality and a new set of challenges.

Downtown Honolulu, Hawaii gets a new bookstore selling used books, comics, CDs, cassettes, and vinyl records.

Take a look inside this bookstore dedicated to design manuals.

Corning, New York will soon be home to a new feminist bookstore.


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 →