This Week in Indie Bookstores


Dan Dalton over at BuzzFeed sleeps in the Airbnb bookshop.

Britain’s Waterstones is giving up on ebooks and outsourcing digital titles to the Japanese service Kobo.

A store in Mumbai Central Station in India has been going strong for more than 135 years.

Canada’s largest bookstore, Indigo, is starting to open new stores again.

A bookstore in Melbourne, Australia is closing after just one neighbor complained the store violated local zoning law.

Chicago publisher Curbside Books is opening a bookstore in the South Loop of the city.

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