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'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 More from this author →