This Week in Indie Bookstores


Check out these flourishing, women-led indie bookstores.

In Boston, a bookstore is providing jobs and experience to vulnerable youth.

Ready to hunker down with a book and a cup of hot tea? Head to these five Chicago bookstores to find the perfect read.

The New York Times checks in with a Montclair, New Jersey bookstore “whose vibe is pure Narnia.”

A Dallas bookstore recently destroyed by a tornado is set to reopen after just one month.

There are more than beaches and volcanoes in Hawaii—be sure to visit these eight indie 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 →