This Week in Indie Bookstores


Indie booksellers are winning out against big chain stores.

Washington DC’s French language-focused bookstore is expanding.

Sag Harbor, a popular summer destination on Long Island in New York, is getting a new bookstore.

A Bushwick, Brooklyn bookstore is fighting gentrification.

The fight against gentrification is expensive. The Bushwick, Brooklyn bookstore needs $50,000 to remain in operation.

A hedge fund bought Barnes & Noble.

Naples, Italy now has a book hotel where you can sleep among the books.

A Hong Kong bookseller who was previously disappeared by China considers opening a bookstore in Taipei.

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 →