This Week in Indie Bookstores


China Publishing Group Corporation unveils a new store in Shanghai.

And this new Shanghai bookstore is fifty-two stories in the air.

Amazon continues to open new physical stores, which is great because it gives protestors looking to get Amazon to drop its affiliation with ICE a place to protest IRL.

Check out seven of the best Los Angeles-area independent bookshops.

Amazing Books & Records in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood is profiled in the New York Times.

Porter Square Books in Cambridge, Massachusetts has a writers in residence program.

Canadians mourn the loss of an Edmonton bookstore.

Bookstore sales were down five percent in the first half of this year, which isn’t great as we enter into the Trump Slump.

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 →