This Week In Indie Bookstores


Moon Palace Books in Minneapolis has thus far survived police-induced violence during the ongoing protests.

President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan visited Causeway Books, the new store opened by a bookseller from Hong Kong who was censored by China.

WORD Bookstore, with stores in Brooklyn and Jersey City, has teamed up with authors to raise money for different charities.

The Book Nook is selling boredom-busting bundles of surprise books to stay afloat during the COVID-19 crisis.

In New York City, high rents are a bigger threat to independent bookstores than COVID-19.

Bookstores and publishing industry professionals are promoting #ReadIndieForward, a program to encourage readers to buy books for others from indie bookstores.

Boulder, CO is getting a new bookstore and cafe.

Will bookstores see a post-lockdown boom?

India now has an independent bookstore association, founded by six shops.

A Dallas bookstore announced it had become a travel agency during the pandemic—but it was just a prank.

Taiwan’s Eslite bookstore is expanding into Malaysia. The chain is also closing a thirty-year-old branch in Taipei.

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 →