This Week in Indie Bookstores

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This couple celebrated their wedding at the bookstore where they met.

The pandemic hit indie booksellers hard—but perhaps it could’ve been worse.

The owner of a Gaza bookstore destroyed by the recent Israeli bombings plans to rebuild with crowdfunding.

NPR talks with the owners of Black-owned bookstores about the past year.

A new Los Angeles-based bookstore is launching a zine.

Vroman’s, California’s largest independent bookstore, appears ready to thrive post-pandemic.

This New Hampshire bookstore has a small air force hanging from its ceiling.

Publishers Weekly has selected Eso Won Books as Bookstore of the Year and Toi Crockett as Sales Rep of the Year.


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 →