This Week in Indie Bookstores


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And in Sacramento, you should head to these bookstores.

The book bus is helping flood victims in Japan.

Chicago will soon be home to Bibliophile, a gastropub and bookstore.

A bookstore in Taipei is hoping thrillers will reverse their misfortune.

Fascists wearing Trump masks—apparently not ironically—attacked a Socialist bookstore in London. Surprisingly, British political party UKIP, known for their own brand of fascism, suspended three members over the attack.

Samantha Bee trolled Sean “Spicy” Spicer while he was on book tour by hiring crisis actors to show up at readings.

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 →