This Week in Indie Bookstores


Third graders in Florida have convinced the CEO of Barnes & Noble to save a Daytona Beach bookstore.

India’s rail station bookstores have an uncertain future.

Publishers Weekly looks at the growth of new children’s bookstores.

People really love drinking and buying books in the same place—Books and Brews is growing into a regional chain.

Crowdfunding helps open a new bookstore in Taiyuan, China.

Alaska gets a new bookstore just in time for endless darkness of winter.

Harvard Square has a bookstore dedicated to Curious George.

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 →