This Week in Indie Bookstores


Mobile bookstores are more common than you might expect, and the American Booksellers Association hosted a panel discussion about the practice.

A bookstore in Austin is helping readers get fit with free fitness classes.

Check out this amazing rare bookstore in Chennai, India.

A bookstore in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania had planned to give the store away by finding an owner through an essay contest. A lack of submissions has derailed the plan.

Take a closer look at New York’s cookbook store, Archestratus.

A clerk at an adult bookstore in California was wounded by a gun, used to hit him in the head, during a robbery.

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 →