This Week in Indie Bookstores


You’ll never believe this amazing sales technique! A bookstore is making clickbait headlines from classic novel plots.

Bustle highlights some unconventional bookstores around the world.

April 29 is Independent Bookstore Day and a Seattle area store is issuing a challenge to readers: visit 19 participating stores get your bookstore passport stamped.

Newark, New Jersey is getting its first new bookstore in three decades, a Rutgers-branded Barnes & Noble.

Bedrock City in Houston, Texas is displaying a $300,000 Superman comic from 1939.

A bookstore in Thailand celebrates Trump’s ties to Russia by highlighting Russian literature.

Brooklyn’s WORD Bookstore is expanding again. After conquering Jersey City with its first expansion, the mini-chain is opening a children’s bookstore next to its global headquarters in Greenpoint.

Check out Seoul, South Korea’s hidden bookstores.

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 →