This Week in Indie Bookstores

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A Jordanian bookseller opened a 24-hour “Emergency Room for the Mind” that offers life-affirming literature.

One Seattle-area bookstore thinks to the key to success is more competition and is seeking out a neighboring bookstore to open nearby.

Bucharest, Romania is getting two new bookstores.

Taiwan’s largest online bookstore has been tracking purchases and is now making an educated guess about women’s interests.

Parents of students at one Indian school bookstore have alleged that owners are tampering with price tags and overcharging for books.


Ian MacAllen is the author of RED SAUCE: HOW ITALIAN FOOD BECAME AMERICAN (April 2022, Rowman & Littlefield). 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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →