This Week in Indie Bookstores


The French have a tiny, traveling bookstore.

And this mobile bookstore, built into a Volkswagen bus, travels the US.

Hawai’i Public Radio talks with the last bookstore remaining on the island of Kauai.

A Chinese bookstore held an overnight sleepover for kids to encourage summer reading.

Chinese universities are also committed to having brick and mortar stores to serve students on campus, thanks to a ruling from the Ministry of Education.

Athens, Greece has a secondhand bookstore run by and for homeless people, providing much-needed jobs.

Left Bank Books, located in St. Louis, Missouri, is celebrating fifty years of bookselling.

Check out how Sarah McNally, owner of McNally Jackson bookstores, spends her Sundays.

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 →