This Week in Indie Bookstores


Bookstores saw increased sales in 2018.

A Chinese bookstore is lit up with pieces of paper.

The London Book Fair names a Guangzhou, China shop bookstore of the year.

The New York Times profiles Owl Bureau, a new Los Angeles-based rare bookstore.

Check out three of the best bookstores in San Jose.

Vancouver is getting a new children’s bookstore.

Powder Springs, Georgia might soon have a community co-op 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 →