This Week in Indie Bookstores


Amazon’s revolutionary new way to sell books in a physical brick and mortar store, has opened in New York City. Everyone old is new again.

Even chain bookstores, like the UK’s Waterstones, thrives because of booksellers’ personal touches, like book recommendations.

The owner of a bookstore focused on mysteries is credited with rehabbing the genre as having literary merit.

Bahrisons Booksellers in Delhi, India comes with a lot of history.

Greenpoint, Brooklyn, made famous as the ‘nabe home to Hannah Horvath on Girls, now has a bookstore dedicated to graphic design.

Ohio’s “best” used bookstore is run by Cincinnati’s public library.

A Chinese bookstore has just turned eighty years old.

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 →