This Week in Indie Bookstores


Semicolon, a new Chicago bookstore, combines poetry and visual art.

A small bookstore in Jakarta is pushing customers to read more women.

Slate looks at the decline in Christian bookstores.

The owner of the secretive Brazenhead Books has passed away.

The James Patterson holiday bookseller bonus is back.

The Hindu Times attempts to define what makes a good bookstore.

Bookstores working to raise money for migrants at the Southern border have donated over $80,000.

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 →