This Week in Indie Bookstores


An Icelandic cat found itself locked in a bookstore after hours.

Publishers Weekly announced the 2019 Bookstore and Sales Representative of the Year finalists.

A ninety-year-old woman who worked at the Florida International University bookstore in the 1970s paid the current store a visit.

Guillermo del Toro joins horror fans to rally in support of Dark Delicacies, a horror-focused shop facing high rents.

The death of an Egyptian actor has created a legal quagmire for a Cairo bookstore with rare and antique property.

Crowdfunding has saved an Upper West Side used bookstore, although despite the headline, it’s not the last used bookstore in New York City.

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 →