This Week in Indie Bookstores

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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'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 →