This Week in Indie Bookstores


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'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 →