This Week in Indie Bookstores

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The L.A. romance bookstore is going to Hollywood—Ripped Bodice owners have fulfilled the la la land dream and signed a development deal with Sony Pictures.

This traveling bookstore has probably been to more places than you.

One lucky bookstore patron walked out with the whole store—literally. He won a raffle and now owns the bookstore.

This bookstore in India has a fascinating history.

Airbnb is sponsoring a bookstore sleepover.

After a Pennsylvania Barnes & Noble was heavily damaged by a tornado, the chain is opening a popup location.

Check out these eleven Birmingham bookstores.

Skylark Bookshop in Columbia, Missouri offers curated book spas.


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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →