This Week In Indie Bookstores


A bookstore in Point Reyes is offering California fire victims refuge. Stores across the fire-ravaged state are opening as community gathering centers.

People don’t love digital books quite the same way they love physical books, which is good news for independent bookstores.

Politics and Prose has a new outpost opening at The Wharf in DC, and DCist has photos.

Chinese bookstores are facing competition from online sellers, but like Western bookstores, they’re adapting by offering more experiences.

California attempts to correct a law meant to stop counterfeit signatures that was causing problems for author signings.

Residents of Ithaca, New York are trying to prevent Buffalo Street Books 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 →