This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Check out what could be America’s smallest indie bookstore.

The shortlist for the Hamburg Bookstore Award has been announced.

A case for preserving physical bookstores.

A used bookstore in Portland serves as a kind of retirement home for old library books.

This Chinese bookstore has a stunning, contemporary brutalist industrial design.

This man has crammed his house with books and plans to open a bookstore with at least 50,000 volumes.

Commonplace Books in Oklahoma temporarily became a drive-through bookstore when an SUV careened into the store.


Ian MacAllen is the author of RED SAUCE: HOW ITALIAN FOOD BECAME AMERICAN (April 2022, Rowman & Littlefield). 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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →