This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Third graders in Florida have convinced the CEO of Barnes & Noble to save a Daytona Beach bookstore.

India’s rail station bookstores have an uncertain future.

Publishers Weekly looks at the growth of new children’s bookstores.

People really love drinking and buying books in the same place—Books and Brews is growing into a regional chain.

Crowdfunding helps open a new bookstore in Taiyuan, China.

Alaska gets a new bookstore just in time for endless darkness of winter.

Harvard Square has a bookstore dedicated to Curious George.


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 →