This Week in Indie Bookstores

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A Richmond, Virginia bookstore owner sided with Nazi Steve Bannon and called police after a customer confronted him.

A Xi’an, China bookstore gets a new, sleek look from designers at Wutopia Lab.

Barnes & Noble’s dysfunction explained by employees.

Meanwhile, the CEO of Barnes & Noble was ousted hours before the start of the July 4th holiday, without severance, over undisclosed policy violations.

The Delhi Metro will partner with the Sahitya Akademi to put bookstores in metro stations.

Capitol Hill books is holding a contest to guess how many books are on the shelves.


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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →