This Week in Indie Bookstores


Lit Hub’s Book Marks, an aggregator of book reviews from professional sources, is coming to bookstore websites.

Shakespeare & Co will return later this year to the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

A black-owned Washington, DC bookstore gets political.

A baby boomer looking for books for her grandchildren had her feathers ruffled because she thought a bookstore display was too vulgar—but millennials are the snowflakes.

This summer will be great for book sales, claim booksellers.

Who killed Sherry Black, a Salt Lake City bookstore owner?

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 →