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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Indie bookstore news from across the country and around the world!

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Rice Cake Love

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I’ll always wish for one last dim sum, one more time to hear the words “I love you, too.”

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At Home and Not at Home Everywhere: A Conversation with Xu Xi

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Xu Xi discusses her new essay collection, THIS FISH IS FOWL.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Trisha Low

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Trisha Low discusses her new book-length essay, SOCIALIST REALISM.

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To Love a Place: Talking with Susan Blumberg-Kason

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Susan Blumberg-Kason, co-editor of HONG KONG NOIR, discusses the new anthology.

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Living in the Fulcrum: A Conversation with Mary H.K. Choi

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Mary H.K. Choi discusses her debut YA novel, Emergency Contact, her versatile writing career, and writing diverse Korean-American characters.

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TORCH: My American Playground

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I left the car by the roadside and ran up the slope, in tears now, reaching the picnic tables and swings and, as bright and vivid as in my dreams, my purple-shaped climbing frame, exactly as I remembered it.

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The Rumpus Interview with Vanessa Hua

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Vanessa Hua discusses her debut collection, Deceit and Other Possibilities, writing fiction in order to understand life as an American-born child of immigrants, and the importance of literary community.

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Just announced today: beloved Brooklyn bookstore BookCourt is closing after 35 years in business. Independent booksellers were the focus of a panel at the Miami Book Fair—discussion focused on how big business was surprised that small business strategies could be useful in selling books. Kyoto, Japan is home to a bookstore hostel with eighteen bunks built into […]

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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London bookstores are turning off Wi-Fi access, hoping to keep buyers focused on books rather than the net. African-American bookstore Marcus Books is returning to the Fillmore District in San Francisco after being forced out of its previous home of three decades over rising rents. While Beijing has been shutting down Hong Kong bookstores, mainland […]

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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If you want to work at The Strand, you first have to pass a literature test. But don’t worry, if you’re among the dozens of applicants that fail, you still can play Pokémon. Glad Day Bookshop, the oldest bookstore in Toronto, Canada and the longest-surviving LGBT bookstore in the world, needs some help. Hong Kong booksellers are […]

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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One of the missing Hong Kong booksellers has been returned, and gave a speech warning about the power of China’s central government and the waning independence of Hong Kong. Tiny, the cat that lives in Brooklyn’s Community Bookstore, had a big adventure in the city—he disappeared, causing panic among the store’s employees, before deciding to […]

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The Saturday Rumpus Interview: Kamden Hilliard

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Survival is not always cute, politically responsible, mature, or sober. Survival is ramshackle, as is tolerance.

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All About Banned Books

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Americans love banning books, and the winners of this year’s most banned books have been announced by the American Library Association. John Green’s young adult novel Looking for Alaska takes the top spot, keeping Green in the top ten. He was joined this year by the Bible. Other big winners on the top ten list […]

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