This Week in Indie Bookstores

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A German bookstore put up a display linking the Holocaust to abortion.

VICE looks at the importance of feminist bookstores and how they’ve influenced history.

Check out Rose City Book Pub, Portland, Oregon’s first bookstore bar.

A bookstore in a Harrisburg, Pennsylvania train station fights for survival.

The Guardian offers up a guide to indie bookstores in the UK.

Upstate New York bookstores are hosting a tour of the region’s bookstores.

Find out how the Baltimore Book Festival keeps one bookseller returning year after year.


Ian MacAllen is the author of RED SAUCE: HOW ITALIAN FOOD BECAME AMERICAN (April 2022, Rowman & Littlefield). 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 →