This Week in Indie Bookstores


BookExpo 2019 shows indie bookstores are growing in number, and profiting.

“Sideline” products—all those things that aren’t actually books in bookstores—are stealing attention at BookExpo this year.

Bushwick, Brooklyn gets a new a bilingual bookstore that hopes to fight gentrification and offer a community space for neighborhood kids.

Check out this San Mateo, California bookstore focused on Asian American activism.

China gives the world another stunning bookstore. But despite those beautiful shops, China still censors books.

Is this Canadian bookstore chain really reinventing bookselling?

An adult bookstore in Brick, New Jersey has caught the attention of local police.

Despite not getting tax cuts, Amazon is seeking office space in New York City.

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 →