This Week in Indie Bookstores

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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 (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 →