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'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 →