This Week in Indie Bookstores


A rapidly gentrifying former steel town in Pennsylvania is getting a new bookstore.

Bronx, New York might be getting a second bookstore, if the shop can raise $65,000.

Baker & Taylor, one of two national wholesale book distributors, is closing down. Penguin Random House has already created a new plan for distribution of their books.

Library bookstores are flourishing.

A Louisville, Kentucky adult bookstore is appealing a court ruling of a municipal regulation censoring the shop.

The Hawaiian island of Kauai has only one independent bookstore—but business is thriving.

Feminist bookstore Bluestockings in New York’s Lower East Side is launching a membership program to help keep the shop in business.

A Pennsylvania bookstore presented a reading of the Mueller report. A Denver bookstore is giving away free printed copies.

Bookstore owner and nudist Paul Winer died last week.

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 →