This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Amazon has canceled plans to open a new headquarters campus in New York City following backlash from local residents, activists, and government officials.

LifeHacker talks with Emma Straub, author and owner Books Are Magic, about how to run a local neighborhood bookstore.

A St. Louis couple launched a bookstore to make books by black authors accessible to their own children, and to children in their community.

This Chinese bookstore creates optical illusions with mirrors.

GQ  virtually visits beautiful bookstores around the world.

Physical bookstores in China are bouncing back from an onslaught of online sales.

A burglar stole at least twenty rare books from a well-known Pennsylvania bookstore.


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 →