This Week in Indie Bookstores

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This Los Angeles bookstore is confronting censorship in Iran with a focus on books banned in the nation.

Zhongshu Bookstore in China is designed to wow customers with its bold interior.

Tehran, Iran is home to the world’s largest bookstore, the Tehran Book Garden, which houses more than 400,000 titles.

Seattle Mystery Bookshop is looking for a buyer.

The demolition of a bookstore in Ohio has revealed what may have been a prohibition-era speakeasy.

Washington DC’s Politics and Prose is expanding to The Wharf.


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 →