This Week in Indie Bookstores


If you are looking for an indie store in Chicago, the Chicago Review of Books has a roundup of local options.

Gun nuts are so afraid of books, they’re taking their guns to bookstores.

Author Emma Straub’s Books Are Magic is set to open in May in Brooklyn.

Where is the best bookstore in Missouri?

After more than a century and a half, a Cambridge, Massachusetts bookstore is moving online.

A Thai bookstore is hiring senior citizens because they love books more than young people.

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 →