This Week in Indie Bookstores


Local indie bookstores that connect with their communities thrive.

Will Barnes & Noble re-invent itself as a local bookstore?

McNally Jackson in Manhattan is finding another way to generate revenue—a new location at South Street Seaport will serve booze.

Chicago gets a new Black woman-owned bookstore.

Check out these five Latinx-operated LA bookstores.

Albany, New York’s only bookstore is looking for a buyer.

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 →