This Week in Indie Bookstores


A bookstore at the Catholic college Loyola University removed condoms from its shelves because birth control is not aligned with Catholic values.

A year after wildfires ripped through California’s wine country, its bookstores are back in full swing.

Despite having “junk” in its name, this Kuala Lumpur bookstore is filled with everything but.

A fake bomb was found inside a book hidden in a Spanish secondhand bookstore.

The winner of “The Most Beautiful Bookstore in Chengdu” competition is MUDA-Architects.

Manhattan’s Lower East Side has a new bookstore.

The leading English-language bookstore in Florence, Italy is up for sale.

All the Birds in the Sky author Charlie Jane Anders is hosting a bookstore and chocolate crawl in San Francisco.

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 →