This Week in Indie Bookstores


Chicago’s famous bookstore cat is out of a job following the closure of the used bookstore he oversaw.

Barnes & Noble might be losing the war against Amazon.

Bookstores that were in the path of Hurricane Harvey face a new reality and a new set of challenges.

Downtown Honolulu, Hawaii gets a new bookstore selling used books, comics, CDs, cassettes, and vinyl records.

Take a look inside this bookstore dedicated to design manuals.

Corning, New York will soon be home to a new feminist bookstore.

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 →