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'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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →