This Week in Indie Bookstores


Owners of Manhattan literary landmark the Strand are fighting city plans to officially landmark the building.

Indie bookstores are competing with online giants just by existing in the real world.

A Montreal, Canada bookstore celebrated Hanukkah with a two-hundred-pound latke.

Check out the top three used bookstores in Pasadena, California.

Japanese bookstore chain Kinokuniya is opening a location in downtown Portland, Oregon.

A local bookseller goes viral after opening on Thanksgiving for one special customer—with a bonus bookstore cat photo!

West Hollywood’s infamous Circus of Books, an adult bookstore, is set to close after thirty years.

Although China keeps arresting booksellers, they do have some amazing bookstores—like this new shop in Shanghai.

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 →