This Week in Indie Bookstores


Bay Area bookstore The Reading Bug is hoping its children’s book subscription service, now two years old, can compete with Amazon’s brand-new Prime subscription services.

On the eve of the launch of his latest book, That Kind of Mother, Rumaan Alam talks about his favorite bookstores.

American Booksellers Association says fourth Independent Bookstore Day was a success.

This Lancaster bookstore was recently declared one of the world’s best.

Two Israelis opened an English-only bookstore in Berlin, and then things got really weird when they become a recruitment center for Nazis.

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 →