This Week in Indie Bookstores


Chicago’s historic Women & Children First bookstore has recently been the target of transphobia on three separate occasions.

These five DC-area bookstores are tweeting the best tweets.

Japanese bookstore Kinokuniya opens its fourteenth US-based shop in Katy, Texas.

A pop-up bookstore and audio recording space in Detroit won $100,000 to become a permanent shop in the city’s Jefferson-Chalmers neighborhood.

A Louisville, Kentucky bookstore owner is launching a publishing imprint to focus on marginalized voices.

Take an inside look at five Indian bookstores that have stood the test of time.

Grand Haven, Michigan’s The Bookman celebrates forty-five years in business.

Publishers Weekly reports that August saw a big drop in bookstore sales.

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 →