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'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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →