This Week in Indie Bookstores

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A mystery bookstore in Minneapolis is trying to survive with a new GoFundMe campaign.

This Japanese comic features a skeleton who works at a bookstore.

New Yorkers continue to protest tax credits Governor “Amazon” Cuomo has promised to Amazon for selecting Queens as a new regional headquarters.

A new bookstore recently opened its doors in South Philadelphia.

The bookstore that inspired Notting Hill is anticipating a flurry of couples ready to propose in 2019, the twentieth anniversary of the film.

Check out these unusual bookstores from around the world.


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 →