This Week in Indie Bookstores

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The World Bank houses a bookstore. Unfortunately, it’s closing.

Harry Potter is causing a legal dispute between two bookstores in the Philippines, with one store claiming a legal monopoly over the book.

CityLab checks out The Last Bookstore, a massive bookstore warehouse in Los Angeles.

Six publishers in Poland have launched a new bookstore in an effort to combat local bookstore chains.

The manager of a Japanese adult bookstore is accused of forcing a woman to strip in order to pay for parking.

If you find yourself in Buenos Aires, check out these five English-language bookstores.


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 →