This Week in Indie Bookstores


Mott Haven will be home to the Bronx’s first bookstore since the closing of Barnes & Noble when The Lit. Bar opens later this summer.

A Japanese bookstore hosted an Armored Battle Group War Training Camp.

A bookstore cat in Carbondale, Illinois, died two days after the bookstore it looked after closed.

Now A.I. is coming after staff recommendations at local bookstores.

Publishers Weekly reports that March bookstore sales are up 3.5% over March 2017 sales.

For the fifth consecutive year, James Patterson is giving away $250,000 to booksellers as holiday bonuses.

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 →