This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Check out what could be America’s smallest indie bookstore.

The shortlist for the Hamburg Bookstore Award has been announced.

A case for preserving physical bookstores.

A used bookstore in Portland serves as a kind of retirement home for old library books.

This Chinese bookstore has a stunning, contemporary brutalist industrial design.

This man has crammed his house with books and plans to open a bookstore with at least 50,000 volumes.

Commonplace Books in Oklahoma temporarily became a drive-through bookstore when an SUV careened into the store.


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 →