This Week in Indie Bookstores


Istanbul is suffering from a shortage of bookstores.

Barnes & Noble has ousted CEO Ronald Boire.

A crane collapsed in front of a Reno bookstore. No people—or books—were injured.

2016 has thus far been a great year for bookstore sales, with the first half of the year seeing increases of 6%.

Amazon India is launching a used bookstore.

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 →