This Week in Indie Bookstores


The American Booksellers Association has a new CEO.

Pakistan’s largest bookstore might be shutting down.

When Hurricane Dorian threatened North Carolina, preparations to protect a Beaufort bookstore broke a window—and its owner fixed the situation with Halloween art.

The oldest bookstore in Portland is set to close at the end of this year.

Find out how The Mysterious Bookshop in New York has had so many years of success.

This Phoenix bookstore has more than 200,000 books.

While China is busy oppressing Hong Kong, the mainland keeps opening stunning bookstores.

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 →