This Week in Indie Bookstores


A feminist bookstore and cafe has opened in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood.

Publishers Weekly names finalists for the bookstore of the year.

Australian bookstore Published Art only stocks pretty books.

Con Edison may have been unfairly blamed by the MTA for power failures, but The Strand alleges the bookstore suffered $160,000 in damages after the utility company’s shoddy infrastructure exploded.

A Shanghai bookstore is hoping to attract younger customers with high design.

New York’s McNally Jackson Books has opened an outpost in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Carrefour, a French department store akin to Target or Kmart, plans to discontinue its ebook reader and ebook store.

[words] bookstore in Maplewood, New Jersey is expanding into a second location in Livingston.

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 →