This Week in Indie Bookstores


Acclaimed author and Rumpus Advisory Board member Celeste Ng is named as the ambassador for the fourth annual Independent Bookstore Day.

Southeast Washington DC gets a bookstore in former book desert.

Resistencia Bookstore operates as a library and community center for Chincanx, American Indian, and Latinx populations in Austin, Texas.

From an old barn sprouts a high design bookstore in rural China.

Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo plans to convert an old bookstore in Madrid into a hotel. You probably never thought Ronaldo would end up in a weekly column about bookstores.

A UConn field hockey player stole $34 worth of makeup from a campus bookstore.

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 →