This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Bookstores are warning customers to shop early due to potential book shortages.

Check out this enormous outdoor bookstore located 90 minutes north of LA.

The Philadelphia adult bookstore where Trump’s hopes of a second term went to die has seen a rise in business.

A sandwich shop installed a pop-up bookstore so customers can buy books with their lunch.

Meanwhile, another pop-up bookstore is taking place in an art installation.

Employees at the Strand are not thrilled by the sudden uptick in business.

The Strand is not the only indie bookstore in NYC that needs our support..

This Mumbai bookstore refuses to move online despite the pandemic.

A Trenton bookstore has found new ways to thrive during COVID-19.

The American Booksellers Association has proposed bylaw changes and is asking members to vote by this Friday.

Bookstores in Taiwan closed in protest of online sales for Singles’ Day, a celebration of people who are not in relationships.


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 →