This Week In Indie Bookstores


A Maine bookstore, Quill Books & Beverage, is pulling books by authors accused of sexual assault from its shelves.

Romance genre titles are catching the eye of independent booksellers.

Check out this curated culinary bookstore in LA’s Chinatown.

After years of banks replacing local stores, a bookshop is replacing a bank in the East Village of Mahattan.

This bookstore cat has been living the book life for eleven years.

A global real estate developer is buying Helsinki’s Book House from Finnish chain Stockmann.

Independent bookstores in Hong Kong don’t just have to fear government censorship—rising rents are pushing them out, too.

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 →