This Week in Indie Bookstores


Saturday was Independent Bookstore Day and hundreds of shops across the country celebrated with discounts, events, and readings.

The Bookworm Omaha is the only official bookseller at the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting, and Warren Buffett personally approves the books sold at the event.

Once Upon a Time Bookstore, located in Montrose, California and the nation’s oldest children’s bookstore, will be named the state’s small business of the year.

Community Book Center in New Orleans received a design makeover from university architecture students.

A Prince Edward Island Chinese children’s bookstore hosts an annual yard sale.

Toronto has a lot of bookstores and Derek Flack lists the thirty-three best for every specific category.

Three women, who met while working at the now-closed Barnes & Noble in Forest Hills, Queens, New York, want to open a new store to serve the borough of 2.3 million people.

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 →