This Week in Indie Bookstores

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White supremacist groups are targeting bookstores, libraries, and literary events across the country.

A bookstore in Delhi, India celebrates May Day and honors the struggle for workers’ rights.

Turning Independent Bookstore Day into a bookstore crawl challenge is an effective way to bring out the crowds.

Turns out some people like airports—well, at least the bookstores.

One college student attempted to put together a fashionable outfit with only clothes found in her college bookstore, and you can guess how that went.


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 →