This Week in Indie Bookstores


A Queens, New York bookstore is helping people with psychiatric conditions by hiring them.

Ireland is celebrating Independent Bookstore week—here’s a look at some of its top indie bookstores.

Washington, DC is getting a boozy bookstore cafe.

German art book publisher Taschen is opening a Hong Kong store. Also, they’re selling a $250,000 Ferrari book.

Beijing’s 24-hour bookstore is positioning itself as a wholesome alternative to disco clubs.

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 →