This Week In Indie Bookstores


Bookstores banded together to tempt readers into bookstore crawls on Independent Bookstore Day.

Nazis protested at Washington, DC bookstore Politics and Prose, disrupting an event.

The Lit. Bar opened in the Bronx, becoming the only independent bookstore in the NYC borough of 1.4 million people.

In 2017, a Manhattan bookstore closed. The most surprising thing about this story isn’t that the shop has recently reopened, but that it’s in Manhattan, Kansas, not Manhattan, New York.

A bookstore specializing in African-American literature is moving to the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Walter, the missing cat from Wild Rumpus (no relation to this site) has been found.

Amazon is getting some competition in Seattle from two former employees.

Check out these five Latinx-run bookstores in New York City.

If you ever dreamed of working in a bookstore, maybe you shouldn’t.

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 →