This Week in Indie Bookstores

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This New York Times wedding announcement begins at St. Marks Bookstore, the now-shuttered Manhattan shop, and ends with the groom managing McNally Jackson’s new Brooklyn location.

When women open bookstores, the books are more diverse.

A Houston bookstore reopens to let neighbors charge their phones.

A Japanese bookstore celebrated the opening of its second location in Hawaii.

This bed-and-breakfast is also a bookstore.

Germany is naming bookstores of the year as physical stores continue to expand.

Kingston, New York, an upstate town, will soon be home to a combination bookstore and craft beer bar.

Readers saved this Philadelphia bookstore from closing.


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 →