This Week in Indie Bookstores


Lit Hub’s Book Marks, an aggregator of book reviews from professional sources, is coming to bookstore websites.

Shakespeare & Co will return later this year to the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

A black-owned Washington, DC bookstore gets political.

A baby boomer looking for books for her grandchildren had her feathers ruffled because she thought a bookstore display was too vulgar—but millennials are the snowflakes.

This summer will be great for book sales, claim booksellers.

Who killed Sherry Black, a Salt Lake City bookstore owner?

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 →