This Week in Indie Bookstores


Eater asks the pressing questions in these trying times: “Can $26 Short Ribs Save Barnes & Noble?”

The hot new wedding venue in China is the local bookstore.

A look at why independent bookstores continue to increase in number even as retail stores overall decline.

Publishers Weekly names a Boulder, Colorado shop the bookstore of the year.

Take a look at the Columbus, Ohio bookstore that boasts thirty-two rooms of books.

The newest efforts to bring books to the book desert in the Bronx, New York, include a book festival that needs our support!

Browsers Bookshop in Olympia, WA is home to more than 17,000 books.

The last location of the now-closed St. Marks Bookstore, which is not on St. Marks Place, may become a bookstore once more.

Dubai’s latest marvel is a 24-hour bookstore that operates without any staff.

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 →