This Week in Indie Bookstores

By

A former Hong Kong bookseller who was harassed by the Chinese Communist Party has reopened his bookstore in Taipei.

New York’s feminist collective bookstore Bluestockings is continuing fundraising efforts to set up shop after finding a new location on the Lower East Side.

Brooklyn’s bookstores are coming together to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day at the end of this month.

And romance readers can look forward to celebrating Bookstore Romance Day on August 15.

New York’s Strand Book Store remains under fire from workers over safety and layoffs.

A Joshua Tree bookstore is offering a new award to zine makers.

Steve Jobs blocked Kindle purchases on iPads.

The ABA has a rundown of how various bookstores are finding creative solutions to the COVID-19 crisis.

This Indian bookstore has a few creative ways of surviving, too.

Meanwhile, here are six Indian bookstores readers can support through online orders.


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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →