This Week in Indie Bookstores


Check out Iowa’s newest Black-owned business, its first-ever Black-owned bookstore.

This week in stunning Chinese bookstores: a new shop that uses light and mirrors to create a unique shopping experience for its customers.

Despite its beautiful bookstores, China continues to censor book content and new laws threaten once-protected Hong Kong publishers and booksellers.

The ABA reports that this year’s Independent Bookstore Day boosted online sales.

Portland’s Broadway Books is celebrating a year of reading Toni Morrison.

Horse-lovers everywhere now have a dedicated online store.

Baltimore’s inner harbor has lost its Barnes & Noble.

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 →