This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Books Are Magic, the Brooklyn bookstore owned by novelist Emma Straub, released a new tote bag with an interesting backstory.

This new Chinese bookstore features walls built from dirt.

November will bring about the first quarterly Bookstore Romance Day book club at indie shops nationwide.

Everyone is talking about this taco bookmark stain found in a returned library book.

A Chicago-area poetry vending machine finds a new home in a local brewery.

Bangkok has a new twenty-four-hour bookstore.


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 →