This Week in Indie Bookstores


A bookstore for mice has popped on a street in Malmö, Sweden.

Two bookstore events have been disrupted by fascists this holiday season, but booksellers see these incidents as outliers.

One Alabama bookstore only stocks signed books.

Baltimore is getting a bookstore dedicated to design.

Financially successful author James Patterson funds bonuses for indie booksellers for the third year in a row, handing out cash to more than 320 people this year.

Peek inside this Saigon, Vietnam bookstore.

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 →