This Week in Indie Bookstores


Revolution Books in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan is literally advocating for real revolution.

Broadway Books in Portland, Oregon spent Inauguration Day handing out Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s We Should All Be Feminists.

Dallas, Texas is getting an independent bookstore.

Tokyo’s bookstore hotel has added a bar so thirsty travelers can pop in for a drink before curling up surrounded by their favorite books.

A Milwaukee bookstore made a 1950s FBI list of top Communist threats because books are dangerous.

Bookstores are resisting Trump with specific anti-Trump events like these in San Francisco and Philadelphia.

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 →