This Week in Indie Bookstores


An Icelandic cat found itself locked in a bookstore after hours.

Publishers Weekly announced the 2019 Bookstore and Sales Representative of the Year finalists.

A ninety-year-old woman who worked at the Florida International University bookstore in the 1970s paid the current store a visit.

Guillermo del Toro joins horror fans to rally in support of Dark Delicacies, a horror-focused shop facing high rents.

The death of an Egyptian actor has created a legal quagmire for a Cairo bookstore with rare and antique property.

Crowdfunding has saved an Upper West Side used bookstore, although despite the headline, it’s not the last used bookstore in New York City.

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 →