This Week in Indie Bookstores


A Paris bookseller writes about the terror attacks. Parisians, meanwhile, are responding to the terror attacks by buying up all the copies of Ernest Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast.

Iranian bookstores opened early on Thursday last week in a campaign to encourage reading in the country.

A bookstore in Germany serves as a cultural hub for the local Turkish community. In London, an Egyptian bookstore is doing the same thing for Arab culture.

Denver-area ISIS Books was vandalized. Isis is an Egyptian God.

The Los Angeles Times takes a closer look at the disappearing Hong Kong bookstores.

Art bookstore Printed Matter, destroyed by hurricane Sandy, has relocated from Chelsea to a dryer block on 11th Avenue.

Park Slope Blog catches up with Community Bookstore bookseller Sam Jaffe to talk about competition, events, and children’s books.

Bookstores overall have seen sales continue to grow with a 6.7% increase in September.

The Ohio Book Store is turning 75 years old.

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 →