This Week In Indie Bookstores

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Bookstores banded together to tempt readers into bookstore crawls on Independent Bookstore Day.

Nazis protested at Washington, DC bookstore Politics and Prose, disrupting an event.

The Lit. Bar opened in the Bronx, becoming the only independent bookstore in the NYC borough of 1.4 million people.

In 2017, a Manhattan bookstore closed. The most surprising thing about this story isn’t that the shop has recently reopened, but that it’s in Manhattan, Kansas, not Manhattan, New York.

A bookstore specializing in African-American literature is moving to the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Walter, the missing cat from Wild Rumpus (no relation to this site) has been found.

Amazon is getting some competition in Seattle from two former employees.

Check out these five Latinx-run bookstores in New York City.

If you ever dreamed of working in a bookstore, maybe you shouldn’t.


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 →