This Week in Indie Bookstores


The Washington Postowned by Jeff Bezos, who also owns Amazon—explains how independent bookstores are competing with Amazon.

The Strand attempts to negotiate with the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission.

A bookseller at a Concord, Massachusetts shop also makes book-themed birdhouses.

Check out these five bookstores the next time you’re in Philadelphia.

Book Riot has a look at some of the worst, grossest behavior caught in bookstores.

This Tacoma bookstore has more than half-a-million books for sale.

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 →