This Week in Indie Bookstores

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A Kansas bookstore has sold a lot more than books to survive its 125 years.

A French bookseller has turned a tiny house into a tiny bookstore and plans to travel the country selling books.

Amazon’s new brick-and-mortar bookstores aren’t really built for people who read.

Toronto has some great bookstores: here are the best.

A historic bookstore in Karachi, Pakistan is hoping to find new life after a revamp and the addition of an online store.


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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →