This Week in Indie Bookstores


This Black-owned bookstore in Los Angeles celebrates Black history every month.

If you’re in Cincinnati, check out these local indie bookstores.

Condé Nast Traveler considers the ups and downs of owning a bookstore in a pandemic.

The Verge explores how Amazon went from an online bookstore to a force controlling everything—online and off.

Singapore has a new Chinese-language bookstore carrying more than thirty-thousand titles.

Phoenix, AZ is getting a new literary hub and community space.

A credit union saved this Black-owned bookstore in Oklahoma City with a donation to prevent their eviction.

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 →