This Week in Indie Bookstores

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The Guardian looks at how an Australian feminist bookstore took on MRA trolls.

Two Dollar Radio, a Columbus-based independent publisher, plans to open a bookstore.

A community bookstore in Amman, Jordan that charged a pay-what-you-can fee for books nearly went bankrupt, but was saved by crowdfunding from around the world.

Meanwhile, Philadelphia’s Black and Nobel has launched a GoFundMe campaign to help save the store.

New York City’s The Strand has turned ninety years old. The current co-owner, Nancy Bass Wyden, whose grandfather opened the shop in 1927, started working at the store when she was twenty-five.

Lit Hub talks to a bookseller in the process of buying a bookstore.

An adult bookstore in Fort Dodge, Iowa might just have underage readers, according to complaint filed with the city council.


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 →