This Week in Indie Bookstores


A bookstore on wheels is headed to Baghdad, Iraq, once the literary capital of the Middle East until it was invaded by American forces.

Not content with celebrating Independent Bookstore Day along with the rest of the country, two stores plant to launch Texas Bookstore Day in August.

San Francisco’s Mission Bookstore is planning to host anti-Trump aerobics classes.

Craft beer and books is a combination so great, the owners of Books and Brews plan to start offering franchises.

The daughter of Ross Perot—the billionaire who ran for president in 1992, attracting conservatives and handing Bill Clinton the White House—plans to open a bookstore in Dallas.

Two dozen bookstores in Peru will participate in a Night of Bookstores.

RiverRun Bookstore in Portsmouth, New Hampshire celebrates fifteen years of existence.

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 →