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 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 →