This Week in Indie Bookstores


A bookstore designed to feel like a spaceship has opened in Hangzhou, China.

Romance-novel bookstore Ripped Bodice in Los Angeles has gotten a little funnier by adding live comedy shows.

Author Judy Blume has found a new career as a bookseller.

Wild Rumpus Books (no relation to The Rumpus) in Minneapolis has been named best children’s bookstore in the US.

Edmonton, Canada is getting a three-wheeled tricycle bookstore.

Penguin Books India has launched a new bookstore truck that is about embark on a year-long journey.

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 →