This Week in Indie Bookstores


An Alabama television station is concerned that books in local stores are targeting teens and children with resistance and protest materials, which is almost as harmful as that new fangled rock and roll.

A Scottish bookseller chronicled a year in the life, and then published his diary about it.

Housing Works is an institution in the New York literary scene, hosting events and selling books, but do you know about the social services the organization provides?

A Polish bookstore chain halts sales of a book written by an anti-Semitic, nationalist priest.

Lexington, Kentucky crowdfunded to save Wild Fig Coffee and Books, one of less than fifty black-owned bookstores in the US.

Gucci has opened a bookstore because—.

A Lancaster, Pennsylvania bookstore had two expensive, rare books stolen.

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 →