This Week in Indie Bookstores


Vroman’s Bookstore has lasted over a hundred years, but now it needs our support to stay in business.

A bookseller in China was sentenced to seven years in prison and fined thirty-thousand dollars for selling books deemed “illegal” by the government.

Designers: win five hundred dollars for creating a new Independent Bookstore Day logo!

Cosmopolitan shares a list of seventeen Black-owned bookstores across the country.

Looking to get away from it all? Check out this job opening for a “barefoot bookseller” at a resort in the Maldives.

This new Florida bookstore doubles as a sanctuary for senior cats.

Powell’s Books announces a new CEO.

This Australian children’s bookshop delivered books by horse during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Check out these poetry recommendations from five Birmingham, AL bookstores.

On Cape Cod, one bookstore closes, another opens.

Britain celebrated Bookshop Day this past weekend—here are seven London bookstores worth checking out.

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 →