This Week In Indie Boosktores


A century-old Greek bookstore has closed due to the debt crisis.

Colleges are giving up on campus bookstores, sending students to Amazon instead.

You too could start your own bookstore.

A Greensboro, North Carolina bookstore is introducing parochial neighbors to Muslims with an “Ask a Muslim Anything,” program.

Gentrification is pushing out Detroit’s oldest bookstore.

These bookstores are competing with Amazon by being more than just places to buy books.

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 →