This Week in Indie Bookstores


Two South Texas bookstores are hoping to hook kids on books by giving them away for free.

Seoul, South Korea repurposed an old warehouse into a giant used bookstore—the city’s first.

Independent bookstores across the US are preparing to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 27.

The Penn Book Center, one of Philadelphia’s oldest independent bookstores, is closing its doors next month.

A British bookstore convinced two hundred and fifty people to bucket brigade two thousand books between its old and new locations.

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 →