This Week in Indie Bookstores


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 (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 More from this author →