This Week in Indie Bookstores


Vulture lays out the rise and fall of Barnes & Noble.

Two Parisian bookstores are waging a war of words.

The Strand in New York City is now a landmark, much to the chagrin of the long-time owners who worry restrictions will lower the resale value of the property.

Preparations for the first Bookstore Romance Day are well under way.

Books & Brews is expanding into Ohio.

A secondhand bookstore in Greece is helping homeless people devastated by the financial crisis.

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 →