This Week in Indie Bookstores


A French journalist asked Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie if Nigeria had any bookstores.

Virtually visit Boston’s best bookstores.

A Holocaust lecture at a Ukrainian bookstore was interrupted when someone threw a smoke grenade into the room.

China has closed an independent bookstore in Shanghai.

Los Angeles’s Caravan Books is closing after being in business nearly sixty-four years.

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 →