This Week in Indie Bookstores


Bookstores are getting more political because of Trump.

And as it turns out, getting political is pretty good for business.

Facebook deleted and then restored an Oak Park, Michigan bookstore’s page over a stray copyright claim.

The owner of Washington state’s only black-owned bookstore has passed away.

Readers looking to get away from mainstream media should check out these five alternative lit bookstores.

Brooklyn’s Greenlight Bookstore is launching a new reading series focused on immigrants.

Bookstores in the Twin Cities will be handing out pocket sized poems.

If you ever need a bookstore in Connecticut, check out one these ten best.

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 →