This Week in Indie Bookstores


Bookstores saw increased sales in 2018.

A Chinese bookstore is lit up with pieces of paper.

The London Book Fair names a Guangzhou, China shop bookstore of the year.

The New York Times profiles Owl Bureau, a new Los Angeles-based rare bookstore.

Check out three of the best bookstores in San Jose.

Vancouver is getting a new children’s bookstore.

Powder Springs, Georgia might soon have a community co-op bookstore.

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 →