This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Check out these author events from Independent Bookstore Day, now available online.

Employee unions at independent bookstores are taking on new and important meaning for workers.

A Romanian bookstore chain has opened a mobile version to reach distant locations without local shops.

Independent bookstores in Massachusetts are surviving COVID-19 by utilizing a variety of coping methods.

Check out this stunning library in a Chinese rice field.

A Kingsville, TX bookstore launched an internet radio station to stay connected to customers during the pandemic.

This Missouri bookstore is giving away books to local firefighters.

This fifteen-year-old Jakarta bookstore is moving entirely online.


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 →