This Week in Indie Bookstores


Are these bookstores really the best in each of the fifty states?

Speaking of best bookstores, Publishers Weekly just named Literati in Ann Arbor as the best bookstore of 2019.

A Pennsylvania bookstore is selling its wall of fame—signatures from famous authors who have passed through—in order to pay its bills.

This week’s stunning Chinese bookstore is inspired by caves.

The LifeWay Christian Resources chain will shutter all one hundred and seventy of its locations.

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 →