This Week in Indie Bookstores


Fascists attacked a socialist bookstore in London.

Four millennials bought a used bookstore. No, this is not the start of a joke. Unclear how much avocado toast they gave up to do so.

Seattle’s five best used bookstores have been ranked.

So have Pittsburgh’s top five bookstores.

China considers a proposal for another outlandish bookstore design.

The Today Show checks in with author Emma Straub’s Books Are Magic, the Brooklyn bookstore she founded after BookCourt closed.

Belletrist has been highlighting local bookstores on Instagram.

MacIntosh Books opens up a second smaller shop called Mini Mac. Next week: Apple sues for trademark infringement.

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 →