This Week in Indie Bookstores


Kaitlyn Tiffany tried to buy a Father’s Day gift at Amazon’s new real world store.

A rare bookstore in London, known as a favorite of Queen Elizabeth, has found a new home in a stunning townhouse.

Despite a huge number of new books and voracious readers, Japan’s bookstores keep closing.

A Missouri family renovated a century-old house and turned it into a bookstore.

A Dallas bookstore put up a message that it will close for the summer, shortly after the owner was arrested four times.

A Korean bookstore offers only books to enhance quality of life, like philosophy, literature and art, eschewing more pragmatic titles in the self-help and how-to categories.

Readers voted Paragraphs Books in South Padre Island best bookstore in Texas.

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 →