This Week in Indie Bookstores


The Washington Postowned by Jeff Bezos, who also owns Amazon—explains how independent bookstores are competing with Amazon.

The Strand attempts to negotiate with the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission.

A bookseller at a Concord, Massachusetts shop also makes book-themed birdhouses.

Check out these five bookstores the next time you’re in Philadelphia.

Book Riot has a look at some of the worst, grossest behavior caught in bookstores.

This Tacoma bookstore has more than half-a-million books for sale.

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 →