This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Eater asks the pressing questions in these trying times: “Can $26 Short Ribs Save Barnes & Noble?”

The hot new wedding venue in China is the local bookstore.

A look at why independent bookstores continue to increase in number even as retail stores overall decline.

Publishers Weekly names a Boulder, Colorado shop the bookstore of the year.

Take a look at the Columbus, Ohio bookstore that boasts thirty-two rooms of books.

The newest efforts to bring books to the book desert in the Bronx, New York, include a book festival that needs our support!

Browsers Bookshop in Olympia, WA is home to more than 17,000 books.

The last location of the now-closed St. Marks Bookstore, which is not on St. Marks Place, may become a bookstore once more.

Dubai’s latest marvel is a 24-hour bookstore that operates without any staff.


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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →