This Week in Indie Bookstores

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New York City’s The Strand bookstore played host to this adorable wedding.

Amazon’s physical bookstores aren’t generating very much revenue.

In Australia, Amazon’s arrival meets resistance.

A bookstore in Billings, Montana is having a public dispute between a coop board and the store manager.

The founder of Bridge Street Books in Georgetown has passed away after a nearly three-decade long career selling books in DC.

British bookstore chain Waterstones might be up for sale.

200,000 books fit into this shop run by eighty-four-year-old Jack Boland.


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 →