This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Yale Bookstore has been inaccessible to students during the COVID-19 pandemic, but that hasn’t stopped them from charging late fees.

New York City’s bookstore and community activist center Bluestockings has found its new home.

An Australian bookstore is giving J.K. Rowling the boot over her transphobic positions.

This new rare book dealer is online at the intersection of fashion and erotica.

Enda’s Booktique is bringing books to Duncanville, TX after opening in the middle of a pandemic.

Budget bookstore chain Booksale is moving its operations online.

Publishers Weekly reports July saw declined bookstore sales, but the rate of decline has slowed.


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 →