This Week in Indie Bookstores


Causeway Bay Books, the Hong Kong bookstore censored by mainland Chinese government officials, will reopen in Taipei.

An Asbury Park, New Jersey bookstore is becoming a community-owned cooperative, seeking shareholders as well as larger investors.

The Hudson Valley, destination for many literary-minded Brooklyn-expats, is now home to all kinds of interesting indie bookstores.

Coolidge Corner’s Brookline Booksmith is expanding to add a restaurant with a full liquor license.

Jay-Z is suing an Australian children’s bookstore for using his likeness and lyrics without permission.

A man wearing a pink cowboy hat exposed himself in a Salisbury, Maryland Barnes & Noble.

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 →