This Week in Indie Bookstores


An “Honesty Bookshop” has opened in Najing, China where there are no cashiers or staff of any kind and customers pay any amount they want.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney is following a childhood dream and opening a new bookstore in Massachusetts.

Have you ever wanted to sleep in a bookstore? Now’s your chance. A bookstore/hostel plans to open in Tokyo.

Denver-area BookBar combines two great things: an indie bookstore and a wine bar. “Happier Hour” features local authors and cheap drinks.

James Patterson is donating $100,000 in gifts to indie bookstores across Australia in effort to get children reading.

New York City’s Rizzoli Bookstore has reopened in the Flatiron district after the previous store was displaced by a luxury apartment development.

Ian MacAllen is the author of Red Sauce: How Italian Food Became American (Rowman & Littlefield, April 2022). His writing has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, Southern Review of Books, The Offing, 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, and elsewhere. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at More from this author →