This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Pro-fascist activists continue to hound Berkeley’s Revolution Books by protesting events at the store.

Brooklyn’s independent bookstore scene has grown rapidly in recent years.

Miami’s Books & Books, a mini-chain, continues to expand, opening two new locations.

Posman Books, a mini-chain based out of New York, is opening a second Atlanta location.

Publishers Weekly takes a look at the pros and cons of running a crowdfunding campaign.

A crowdfunding campaign will allow a San Francisco bookstore, Borderlands Books, to purchase the building it occupies and continue operating.

Saudi Arabia, an American ally that recently granted women the right to drive, has banned Thursday’s Visitors from bookstores, claiming the novel by Badriyah al-Bishr is indecent.


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 →