This Week in Indie Bookstores

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The project to bring a second bookstore to Queens, New York has met its Kickstarter goal. The borough of 2.2 million people was down to a single bookstore, Astoria Bookshop, after a Forest Hills Barnes & Noble closed.

Bangkok has a thriving bookstore scene.

Amazon targets New York City’s literary scene with a brick and mortar store in Hudson Yards, the massive development of the city’s westside rail yards and surrounding industrial area.

Luxembourg is getting a new English language bookstore.

Barnes & Noble is hoping adding booze to their stores can boost their bottom line.

A Montgomery County, Maryland mother of eight and children’s book author hopes to raise money through Kickstarter to launch a bookmobile store dedicated to children’s books.

Just in time for summer crowds, East Hampton’s BookHampton has reopened.

The Daily Beast looks at the most famous bookstore in Paris.


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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →