This Week in Indie Bookstores


Check out these four best used bookstores in Denver.

New York’s Bluestockings bookstore is more than a place to sell books, offering space for activists and literary events that prioritize marginalized voices.

A Galway bookstore has been named the best in Ireland.

The closure of Samuel French’s LA store has a partially happy ending—11,500 scrips have been donated to area schools and theaters.

The Well-Read Moose is named North Idaho’s best bookstore.

Los Angeles is home to a new bookstore. (Does this mean the Last Bookstore is now the Second-to-Last Bookstore?)

Scandinavia’s largest bookstore has been selling three-volume manifesto of the mass murderer responsible for the 2011 Norway attack that killed seventy-seven people.

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 →