This Week in Indie Bookstores


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 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 More from this author →