This Week in Indie Bookstores


Hillary Clinton helps a Chappaqua bookstore go viral after tweeting about it.

Egyptian authorities have closed Al-Balad, a bookstore known for hosting cultural and political events, and this is not the first bookstore the government has censored.

Nelson DeMille likes to look for his own books when he visits a bookstore. That’s sort of like googling yourself in real life.

Take a look inside Ann Patchett’s Nashville bookstore Parnassus.

Book sales declined slightly in July.

A woman stole more than $1,000 worth of children’s books from a nonprofit Bay Area bookstore.

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 →