This Week in Indie Bookstores


Bookstore inception: a look at books that take place in bookstores.

The tech bros haven’t yet sucked all the life out of Manhattan’s East Village; the neighborhood is still home to a variety of interesting bookstores.

Bookstores in rural Oregon are uniting communities in transition.

This Kindle Unlimited scam is a great way to earn money—until Amazon boots you off the system.

The Guild Theater in Portland, Oregon will soon house a Japanese bookstore.

Atlas Obscura explores Detroit’s John K. King Used & Rare Books.

A bookstore in China has started offering itself as a wedding venue.

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 More from this author →