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'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 More from this author →