This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Check out New York City’s oldest bookstore.

Four new shop owners reflect on their first year as booksellers.

If you’re visiting eastern Iowa, check out this list of indie bookstores.

Turning college bookstores over to profiteering capitalists isn’t working out well if students can’t buy the books they need for classes.

JStor Daily looks back at the opening of Shakespeare & Co., one hundred years ago.

A struggling Texas bookstore was robbed.


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 →