This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Take a look at the more than five-hundred bookstores celebrating Independent Bookstore Day.

In celebration of independent bookstores, Atlas Obscura shares sixty-two of the best.

Shanghai’s bookstore without actual booksellers is now open for business.

Meanwhile, in Beijing, a twenty-four-hour bookstore serves as a quiet sanctuary.

A Russian bookstore opened a Telegram channel after the Russian Federation’s attempt to block the service caused disruptions in other Internet services.

The UK book chain’s Waterstones has been sold to a US investment firm.


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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →