This Week In Indie Bookstores


The week’s worst op-ed wasn’t a gaslighting defense of Judge Kavanaugh but instead Forbes suggesting libraries should be replaced by Amazon.

More than $8,000,000 in rare books and antiques were stolen for a Pittsburgh bookstore.

What happens when a bookseller writes a book? Lillian Li explains.

Beijing is doubling the number of physical bookstores in the city over the next two years.

Meanwhile, China is also moving bookstores into the cloud.

Publishers Weekly reports that bookstore sales are up.

This Jakarta bookstore will focus on curated collections.

The New York Times profiles Manhattan cookbook store Kitchen Arts and Letters.

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 →