This Week in Indie Bookstores


Check out the story of how the Bronx’s only independent bookstore, The Lit Bar, came to be.

Japan’s Kinokuniya Books is set to open its first Portland, Oregon location this summer.

Barnes & Noble is experimenting with a new bookstore format that is half the size of previous shops.

Gentrification is threatening to displace a black-owned bookstore in Washington, DC.

Workman Publishing, a distributor, is reworking customer accounts in the wake of the closure of Baker & Taylor.

Bushwick, Brooklyn welcomes a new bilingual bookstore to the neighborhood.

This Cincinnati bookstore lives inside a vintage Volkswagen.

A bookstore in Maine offers murder mystery titles and an opportunity for some good puns.

A used bookstore in the West Village of Manhattan is getting a new life as a collectible and rare books destination.

This Berlin children’s bookstore has everything except all-night, drug fueled raves.

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 →