This Week in Indie Bookstores


Mobile bookstores are more common than you might expect, and the American Booksellers Association hosted a panel discussion about the practice.

A bookstore in Austin is helping readers get fit with free fitness classes.

Check out this amazing rare bookstore in Chennai, India.

A bookstore in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania had planned to give the store away by finding an owner through an essay contest. A lack of submissions has derailed the plan.

Take a closer look at New York’s cookbook store, Archestratus.

A clerk at an adult bookstore in California was wounded by a gun, used to hit him in the head, during a robbery.

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 →