This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Used bookstores look to survive in a rapidly changing business climate.

Rome’s Otherwise Bookshop offers bookseller residencies to share the experience of selling books in Italy.

Five bookstores around the Minneapolis area now feature vending machines that distribute poetry written by inmates at Minnesota’s prisons.

Check out these virtual tours of two independent bookstores.

A San Antonio bookstore hopes a social media campaign will keep the business alive.

Meanwhile, Dallas gets a new bookstore with a full bar.

Check out this new adorable bookstore and coffee shop in Montreal.


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 →