This Week in Indie Bookstores


Bookstore inception: a look at books that take place in bookstores.

The tech bros haven’t yet sucked all the life out of Manhattan’s East Village; the neighborhood is still home to a variety of interesting bookstores.

Bookstores in rural Oregon are uniting communities in transition.

This Kindle Unlimited scam is a great way to earn money—until Amazon boots you off the system.

The Guild Theater in Portland, Oregon will soon house a Japanese bookstore.

Atlas Obscura explores Detroit’s John K. King Used & Rare Books.

A bookstore in China has started offering itself as a wedding venue.

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 →