This Week in Indie Bookstores

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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 (April 2022, Rowman & Littlefield). 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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →