This Week in Indie Bookstores


Check out this thoroughly modern Shanghai bookstore located inside a historic old house.

Portland’s famous feminist bookstore In Other Words is closing at the end of the month.

Lonely Planet looks at a branch of amazing bookstores in China that have not yet been closed due to censorship.

A newly opened 24-hour bookstore in Malaysia quickly became a mess.

In Hefei, Anhui province, China opens its first 24-hour “book house for foreign talents.”

Japanese bookstore chain Kinokuniya just opened its first outpost in Cambodia.

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 →