This Week in Indie Bookstores


This bookstore is America’s westernmost bookstore—and if it wasn’t for a honeymooning couple, it never would have happened.

An inside look at five stunning Chinese bookstores.

Picturesque Santorini, Greece has an equally picturesque bookstore.

Publishers Weekly reports that bookstore sales are down over the last six months.

Check out this feature on China’s independent bookstores as they struggle to survive.

A man who set fire to a Wisconsin adult bookstore has been declared mentally ill.

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 →