This Week in Indie Bookstores


Check out this comprehensive list and amazing graphic featuring America’s Black-owned bookstores.

Iowa gets what might be its first-ever Black-owned bookstore.

Black-owned bookstores want more than an increase in sales due to recent calls for support—they hope to see readers learning from the books they purchase and taking action.

A seventy-year-old beloved Kyoto bookstore has closed.

Chadwick Boseman’s death inspires a bookseller to share a touching story of how Boseman helped a young actor in his shop.

Powell’s Books has just announced it will stop selling on Amazon.

Check out these twenty beloved Bay Area independent bookstores.

A small Massachusetts bookstore has raised $100,000 in two weeks in an attempt to avoid closing.

Check out this shiny Chinese bookstore.

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 →