This Week in Indie Bookstores


Unsurprisingly, shoppers of local, independent bookstores are much more loyal than digital customers.

Dallas has books. Deep Vellum, on the verge of closing last year is expanding, while Wild Detectives is turning more towards the local literary scene.

Check out Delhi, India’s oldest bookshop.

Amazon is coming for Barnes & Noble, opening one physical store for almost every one B&N is closing.

Literature is like pizza and bagels: synonymous with New York City. But high rents have been shuttering the city’s bookstores in recent years. Is that trend finally turning around?

Check out Wisconsin’s best bookstore.

A manhole exploded in New York City, breaking windows at The Strand.

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 →