This Week in Indie Bookstores


A French journalist asked Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie if Nigeria had any bookstores.

Virtually visit Boston’s best bookstores.

A Holocaust lecture at a Ukrainian bookstore was interrupted when someone threw a smoke grenade into the room.

China has closed an independent bookstore in Shanghai.

Los Angeles’s Caravan Books is closing after being in business nearly sixty-four years.

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 →