This Week in Indie Bookstores


This New York Times wedding announcement begins at St. Marks Bookstore, the now-shuttered Manhattan shop, and ends with the groom managing McNally Jackson’s new Brooklyn location.

When women open bookstores, the books are more diverse.

A Houston bookstore reopens to let neighbors charge their phones.

A Japanese bookstore celebrated the opening of its second location in Hawaii.

This bed-and-breakfast is also a bookstore.

Germany is naming bookstores of the year as physical stores continue to expand.

Kingston, New York, an upstate town, will soon be home to a combination bookstore and craft beer bar.

Readers saved this Philadelphia bookstore from closing.

Ian MacAllen is the Rumpus Deputy Editor and founder of English Kills Review an online literary magazine focused on books, authors, and New York City. His writing has appeared in Little Fiction, Vol 1 Brooklyn, Joyland Magazine, Chicago Review of Books, Fiction Advocate, and elsewhere. He holds a Master’s Degree in English from Rutgers University and lives in Brooklyn. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at More from this author →