This Week in Indie Bookstores

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A new Kansas City “smart” bookstore hopes to amplify Black voices in innovative ways.

Check out these indie booksellers in Brooklyn’s Bushwick and East Williamsburg neighborhoods.

The American Booksellers Association included an anti-trans book in the July “white box” sent to participating members. The ABA later apologized.

Downtown Champaign, IL is getting a new bookstore and wine bar.

Joe Biden once said NY’s LaGuardia Airport felt like an airport in a third-world country—now, following its recent makeover, Terminal B has indie bookstores.

Influencers were recently shamed on Twitter by one bookstore after asking for free books in exchange for exposure.

Publishers Weekly reports that bookstore sales continued to rise in May.


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 →