This Week in Indie Bookstores


A state run bookstore in Shanghai is ripping out pages from Webster’s Dictionary that include a reference to Taiwan.

The Dallas Morning News checks in with Deep Vellum Books, the bookstore offshoot of Deep Vellum Publishing that owner Will Evans sought a business partner to keep going.

Local news in Madison, Connecticut goes inside twenty-six-year-old R.J. Julia Booksellers.

Anarchists detonated a bomb at bookstore in Athens, Greece. The bookstore sold survivalist literature.

Bulk Bookstore, a wholesaler of books, is holding a contest for book buyers called “Share Your Story.”

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 →