This Week in Indie Bookstores


Take a look at the more than five-hundred bookstores celebrating Independent Bookstore Day.

In celebration of independent bookstores, Atlas Obscura shares sixty-two of the best.

Shanghai’s bookstore without actual booksellers is now open for business.

Meanwhile, in Beijing, a twenty-four-hour bookstore serves as a quiet sanctuary.

A Russian bookstore opened a Telegram channel after the Russian Federation’s attempt to block the service caused disruptions in other Internet services.

The UK book chain’s Waterstones has been sold to a US investment firm.

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 →