This Week in Indie Bookstores


Loganberry Books in Cleveland, Ohio is drawing attention to female authors by turning books by men around on the shelves, leaving the books pages out to hide the spine.

A Pittsburgh bookstore is providing a home to books by writers in exile, drawing attention to the authors’ works.

The collapse of the coloring book market is hurting bookstores.

Iconic Manhattan book peddler The Strand is opening a pop-up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at the Artists & Fleas knick-knack bazaar.

The only English-language bookshop in Bucharest is closing.

The UK chain Waterstones is opening small, off-brand shops disguised as independent shops. For some, these faux-independent bookshops are just what is needed.

Bronx, New York is finally getting its bookstore after successfully raising enough money on Kickstarter.

Running a bookstore has its challenges, confesses a bookstore owner.

The Middle East’s largest online retailer is getting in the books business.

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 →