This Week in Indie Bookstores


The Drama Book Shop, a theatre-related store in midtown Manhattan and favorite of Lin-Manuel Miranda will close in January due to a rent hike.

Check out these five bookstores in suburban Toronto. Or, visit these great bookstores in Vancouver.

Bookseller Sarah McNally is profiled following an epic fight with her Manhattan landlords.

Middlebury College’s bookstore has replaced textbooks with branded t-shirts, moving book sales online, and professors are not happy.

This bookstore dog could give your local bookstore cat a run for their money.

America’s oldest continually operating bookstore was purchased by Moravian College and is undergoing renovations.

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 →