This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Indie booksellers are winning out against big chain stores.

Washington DC’s French language-focused bookstore is expanding.

Sag Harbor, a popular summer destination on Long Island in New York, is getting a new bookstore.

A Bushwick, Brooklyn bookstore is fighting gentrification.

The fight against gentrification is expensive. The Bushwick, Brooklyn bookstore needs $50,000 to remain in operation.

A hedge fund bought Barnes & Noble.

Naples, Italy now has a book hotel where you can sleep among the books.

A Hong Kong bookseller who was previously disappeared by China considers opening a bookstore in Taipei.


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 →