This Week in Indie Bookstores


The Feminist Bookstore made famous by Portlandia has kicked the show out, saying the show “throws trans femmes under the bus.”

Specialty bookstores are finding that filling a niche is often the best way to survive the onslaught of online competition.

Parisian bookstore Shakespeare and Company turns sixty-five, and OUT takes a look back through store’s famed history to celebrate.

Yet another bookstore in New York City will soon become luxury condos for bankers and tech bros.

Parade Magazine looks at five memorable bookstores from across the US in a photo gallery based on Footnotes from the World’s Greatest Bookstores, an illustrated book.

An Atlanta bookstore owner with interests in art, design, food, and wine has launched a store that combines all of her passions.

Taiwanese bookstore Eslite continues to expand across mainland China.

The driver who drove into Brighter Life Bookshoppe, a Galesburg, Illinois bookstore, was drunk at the time of the incident.

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 →