This Week in Indie Bookstores

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A Boston bookstore, facing a big rent hike, has relocated to a red barn on a farm in Lee, MA.

Read up on the history of New York City’s Book Row.

Canadian booksellers at Russell Books are hoping to stack the tallest book pile for a world record.

Perhaps booze-filled pastries are not what book buyers want as Bibliophile, Chicago’s combination bookstore bakery serving alcohol-filled treats, closes.

Check out these London bookstores—including one on a barge.

Publlishers Weekly reports that bookstore sales dropped in July.


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 →