This Week In Indie Bookstores


A Maine bookstore, Quill Books & Beverage, is pulling books by authors accused of sexual assault from its shelves.

Romance genre titles are catching the eye of independent booksellers.

Check out this curated culinary bookstore in LA’s Chinatown.

After years of banks replacing local stores, a bookshop is replacing a bank in the East Village of Mahattan.

This bookstore cat has been living the book life for eleven years.

A global real estate developer is buying Helsinki’s Book House from Finnish chain Stockmann.

Independent bookstores in Hong Kong don’t just have to fear government censorship—rising rents are pushing them out, too.

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 →