This Week in Indie Bookstores


Check out the last Yiddish bookstore in the country, serving some 150,000 readers.

This Paris bookstore lives on a boat in the river.

Barnes & Noble Kitchen makes its debut in Plano, Texas.

Austin will soon be home to the Japanese bookstore Kinokuniya.

The American Booksellers Association looks at some new stores opening around the country.

A Louisville bookstore has a taco shop in the back.

The owners of an independent North Carolina bookstore plan to retire—but sold the store to two employees.

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 →