This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Vulture dives deep into the labor dispute between the millionaire owners of The Strand bookstore and its workers.

Lifehacker outlines just a few reasons to support your local bookstore.

Chicago got a brand-new bookstore just before the pandemic shutdown—and now that bookstore is struggling to stay afloat.

Downtown Honolulu gets a new BookOff location.

Check out these Indian bookstores that have thus far survived the pandemic.

These Vermonters are hopeful that their bookstore, founded mid-pandemic, can thrive in a post-COVID world.

Publishers Weekly reports that bookstore sales were down in January.

Check out this cute dog hanging out at the University of Wisconsin-Madison bookstore.


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 →