This Week in Indie Bookstores

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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'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 →