This Week In Indie Bookstores


A bookstore in Point Reyes is offering California fire victims refuge. Stores across the fire-ravaged state are opening as community gathering centers.

People don’t love digital books quite the same way they love physical books, which is good news for independent bookstores.

Politics and Prose has a new outpost opening at The Wharf in DC, and DCist has photos.

Chinese bookstores are facing competition from online sellers, but like Western bookstores, they’re adapting by offering more experiences.

California attempts to correct a law meant to stop counterfeit signatures that was causing problems for author signings.

Residents of Ithaca, New York are trying to prevent Buffalo Street Books from closing.

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 →