This Week in Indie Bookstores


An Alabama television station is concerned that books in local stores are targeting teens and children with resistance and protest materials, which is almost as harmful as that new fangled rock and roll.

A Scottish bookseller chronicled a year in the life, and then published his diary about it.

Housing Works is an institution in the New York literary scene, hosting events and selling books, but do you know about the social services the organization provides?

A Polish bookstore chain halts sales of a book written by an anti-Semitic, nationalist priest.

Lexington, Kentucky crowdfunded to save Wild Fig Coffee and Books, one of less than fifty black-owned bookstores in the US.

Gucci has opened a bookstore because—.

A Lancaster, Pennsylvania bookstore had two expensive, rare books stolen.

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 →