This Week in Indie Bookstores


Forbes looks at how Brooklyn’s Cafe con Libros survived the pandemic—by closing.

Check out these must-visit bookstores in San Francisco.

Book Riot talks with Black-owned bookstores a year after a summer of protests against police brutality and racial injustice.

Taipei’s 24-hour Eslite Xinyi bookstore is struggling to survive the pandemic.’s sales numbers remain strong.

The owner of Bismark, ND’s Owl Bookstore is putting the shop up for sale after thirty years in business.


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 →