This Week in Indie Bookstores


A bookseller in Berlin rallied against neo-Nazis who had been marching in front of his store.

PEN America is calling attention to threats against left-leaning bookstores.

A look at Café con Libros, an Afro-Latinx bookstore in Brooklyn.

Annapolis, Maryland bookstores looking to sell alcohol can’t get licensed.

The Bookworm Bookstore in Illinois is preparing to sell 100,000 books.

In Manhattan, a new art bookstore has opened in the old space of the new St. Marks Bookshop.

Chocolate shop owners are buying a local bookstore to keep it from closing.

Niagara Falls, New York has a great bookshop, and its been around for ninety 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 →