This Week in Indie Bookstores


The Drama Book Shop in NYC, saved by Lin-Manuel Miranda, will reopen in spring 2020.

Meanwhile, the world’s first 24-hour bookstore, located in Taiwan, is set to close in May after thirty years in business.

Capitalism destroys culture—including independent bookstores.

Check out these English-language bookstores in Milan.

A Canadian bookstore has a case of the kittens.

China has opened a bookstore at an Ugandan university to help promote culture and education… which sounds a lot like an advertisement for China.

Publishers Weekly reports bookstore sales were down in September.

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 →