This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Are these bookstores really the best in each of the fifty states?

Speaking of best bookstores, Publishers Weekly just named Literati in Ann Arbor as the best bookstore of 2019.

A Pennsylvania bookstore is selling its wall of fame—signatures from famous authors who have passed through—in order to pay its bills.

This week’s stunning Chinese bookstore is inspired by caves.

The LifeWay Christian Resources chain will shutter all one hundred and seventy of its 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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →