This Week in Indie Bookstores


A Queens, New York bookstore is helping people with psychiatric conditions by hiring them.

Ireland is celebrating Independent Bookstore week—here’s a look at some of its top indie bookstores.

Washington, DC is getting a boozy bookstore cafe.

German art book publisher Taschen is opening a Hong Kong store. Also, they’re selling a $250,000 Ferrari book.

Beijing’s 24-hour bookstore is positioning itself as a wholesome alternative to disco clubs.

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 →