This Week in Indie Bookstores


New York City’s The Strand bookstore played host to this adorable wedding.

Amazon’s physical bookstores aren’t generating very much revenue.

In Australia, Amazon’s arrival meets resistance.

A bookstore in Billings, Montana is having a public dispute between a coop board and the store manager.

The founder of Bridge Street Books in Georgetown has passed away after a nearly three-decade long career selling books in DC.

British bookstore chain Waterstones might be up for sale.

200,000 books fit into this shop run by eighty-four-year-old Jack Boland.

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 →