This Week in Indie Bookstores


Check out these oddly located bookstores from around the world.

A Louisville, Kentucky bookstore is fighting homelessness.

China’s bookstores are coming together in an effort to survive the COVID-19 outbreak.

This Malaysian bookstore has more than a million books.

After fraudsters scammed a Cape Cod bookstore, the local community works together to keep the shop open.

A bookstore employee helped nab a serial killer.

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 →