This Week in Indie Bookstores


A bookstore at the Catholic college Loyola University removed condoms from its shelves because birth control is not aligned with Catholic values.

A year after wildfires ripped through California’s wine country, its bookstores are back in full swing.

Despite having “junk” in its name, this Kuala Lumpur bookstore is filled with everything but.

A fake bomb was found inside a book hidden in a Spanish secondhand bookstore.

The winner of “The Most Beautiful Bookstore in Chengdu” competition is MUDA-Architects.

Manhattan’s Lower East Side has a new bookstore.

The leading English-language bookstore in Florence, Italy is up for sale.

All the Birds in the Sky author Charlie Jane Anders is hosting a bookstore and chocolate crawl in San Francisco.

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 More from this author →