This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Mott Haven will be home to the Bronx’s first bookstore since the closing of Barnes & Noble when The Lit. Bar opens later this summer.

A Japanese bookstore hosted an Armored Battle Group War Training Camp.

A bookstore cat in Carbondale, Illinois, died two days after the bookstore it looked after closed.

Now A.I. is coming after staff recommendations at local bookstores.

Publishers Weekly reports that March bookstore sales are up 3.5% over March 2017 sales.

For the fifth consecutive year, James Patterson is giving away $250,000 to booksellers as holiday bonuses.


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 →