This Week in Indie Bookstores


Feminist bookstore blames white supremacy and capitalism for its closure.

Spend your summer vacation at this bookstore by the sea—and work in the store, too.

Manhattan’s Idlewild Books specializes in travel books and recently has seen an uptick in interest in Mexico and Iceland.

A Canadian bookstore plans to focus on local authors as well as art books.

A St. Louis-area bookstore focused on black children’s books celebrated its third anniversary.

This bookmobile is making a trans-continental journey.

A new bookstore will only stock debuts from Australian authors.

The Wilkes-Barre Barnes & Noble torn apart by a tornado vows to rebuild.

A sad tweet about only earning £12.34 earned this bookstore an outpouring of support from the Internet.

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 →