This Week in Indie Bookstores


This bookstore is America’s westernmost bookstore—and if it wasn’t for a honeymooning couple, it never would have happened.

An inside look at five stunning Chinese bookstores.

Picturesque Santorini, Greece has an equally picturesque bookstore.

Publishers Weekly reports that bookstore sales are down over the last six months.

Check out this feature on China’s independent bookstores as they struggle to survive.

A man who set fire to a Wisconsin adult bookstore has been declared mentally ill.

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 →