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'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 →