This Week in Indie Bookstores


Feminist bookstores are finding the era of Trump is good for business.

A Trumpnick threatens to burn down a bookstore.

Is America’s oldest bookstore haunted?

A private school in Atlanta censored a bookstore from selling Richard Peck’s The Best Man at a school book fair.

A Chinese bookstore opened in Istanbul to encourage cultural exchanges.

A look at bookstores in Madison, Wisconsin.

The best way to beat online competition is to find and dominate niche markets.

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 →