This Week in Indie Bookstores

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A German bookstore put up a display linking the Holocaust to abortion.

VICE looks at the importance of feminist bookstores and how they’ve influenced history.

Check out Rose City Book Pub, Portland, Oregon’s first bookstore bar.

A bookstore in a Harrisburg, Pennsylvania train station fights for survival.

The Guardian offers up a guide to indie bookstores in the UK.

Upstate New York bookstores are hosting a tour of the region’s bookstores.

Find out how the Baltimore Book Festival keeps one bookseller returning year after year.


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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →