This Week In Indie Bookstores


Iran has closed a Turkish-language bookstore and publisher for selling illegal books.

Community-building is fueling the renaissance of new bookstores.

Manhattan’s Book Culture on Columbus Ave is closed forever, but might become a different bookstore with a new owner, which might be the owner of the East Side’s Shakespeare & Co.

Maplewood, New Jersey is home to one of country’s best bookstores.

And Philadelphia’s Fishtown neighborhood is home to the city’s hottest new bookstore.

Sourcebooks is revamping a rebate program for bookstores that promote Sourcebook’s books.

A Sydney, Australia bookstore became ground zero in an outbreak of pickup artists after the store was was targeted by a company promoting harassment techniques.

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 →