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 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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →