This Week in Indie Bookstores

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The L.A. romance bookstore is going to Hollywood—Ripped Bodice owners have fulfilled the la la land dream and signed a development deal with Sony Pictures.

This traveling bookstore has probably been to more places than you.

One lucky bookstore patron walked out with the whole store—literally. He won a raffle and now owns the bookstore.

This bookstore in India has a fascinating history.

Airbnb is sponsoring a bookstore sleepover.

After a Pennsylvania Barnes & Noble was heavily damaged by a tornado, the chain is opening a popup location.

Check out these eleven Birmingham bookstores.

Skylark Bookshop in Columbia, Missouri offers curated book spas.


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 →