This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Owners of Manhattan literary landmark the Strand are fighting city plans to officially landmark the building.

Indie bookstores are competing with online giants just by existing in the real world.

A Montreal, Canada bookstore celebrated Hanukkah with a two-hundred-pound latke.

Check out the top three used bookstores in Pasadena, California.

Japanese bookstore chain Kinokuniya is opening a location in downtown Portland, Oregon.

A local bookseller goes viral after opening on Thanksgiving for one special customer—with a bonus bookstore cat photo!

West Hollywood’s infamous Circus of Books, an adult bookstore, is set to close after thirty years.

Although China keeps arresting booksellers, they do have some amazing bookstores—like this new shop in Shanghai.


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 →