This Week in Indie Bookstores


A bookstore owner shares her uncertainty of her store’s survival during the COVID-19 pandemic.

There are still ways to support indie bookstores without leaving home.

And here are even more ways to support your indie bookstores while practicing social distancing.

The Seattle Times shares literary world updates from one of the nation’s hardest-hit cities.

Forget the toilet paper—some people are stocking up on books for the pandemic.

Some bookstores, like Acton, MA’s  Silver Unicorn and Vancouver’s Pulpficiton Books, are hand-delivering books to those in quarantine.

Two Pennsylvania bookstore cats made it into the Feline Historical Society.

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 →