This Week in Indie Bookstores


Barnes & Noble is reviewing potential buyout offers.

Axios looks back at how trillion-dollar corporation Amazon torpedoed Barnes & Noble.

Joining all your friends who keep insisting Philadelphia is totally the sixth borough, New York’s Shakespeare & Co. opens in Rittenhouse Square.

This Romanian bookstore is one of the most beautiful in the world.

Check out these “three best bookstores” in Orange County. Admit it—after Laguna Beach, you’re impressed they have that many.

The Love Your Bookstore campaign launches to bolster sales at physical shop locations.

Ann Arbor, Michigan bookstores team up to create a bookstore map that makes visiting them easier.

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 →