This Week in Indie Bookstores
A bookstore in mafia-controlled Sicily refuses to stock a book by the son of a jailed mafia “boss of bosses,” Totò Riina.
P.S.Bookshop, a used bookstore in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood, is finally closing after a year-long struggle with higher rent.
Arabic bookstores in Istanbul provide support networks for Syrian refugees.
Taipei’s metro system has a bookstore lane intended only for bookstores, but the mayor’s “narrow-minded focus on commercial profit” has allowed department stores that don’t sell books to rent space.
The Strand in New York City has launched Book Hookup, a subscription box service for book lovers offering monthly boxes filled with signed copies and book-centric bric-a-brac.