This Week in Indie Bookstores


A bookseller in Berlin rallied against neo-Nazis who had been marching in front of his store.

PEN America is calling attention to threats against left-leaning bookstores.

A look at Café con Libros, an Afro-Latinx bookstore in Brooklyn.

Annapolis, Maryland bookstores looking to sell alcohol can’t get licensed.

The Bookworm Bookstore in Illinois is preparing to sell 100,000 books.

In Manhattan, a new art bookstore has opened in the old space of the new St. Marks Bookshop.

Chocolate shop owners are buying a local bookstore to keep it from closing.

Niagara Falls, New York has a great bookshop, and its been around for ninety 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 →