This Week in Indie Bookstores


Hillary Clinton helps a Chappaqua bookstore go viral after tweeting about it.

Egyptian authorities have closed Al-Balad, a bookstore known for hosting cultural and political events, and this is not the first bookstore the government has censored.

Nelson DeMille likes to look for his own books when he visits a bookstore. That’s sort of like googling yourself in real life.

Take a look inside Ann Patchett’s Nashville bookstore Parnassus.

Book sales declined slightly in July.

A woman stole more than $1,000 worth of children’s books from a nonprofit Bay Area bookstore.

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 →