This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Local indie bookstores that connect with their communities thrive.

Will Barnes & Noble re-invent itself as a local bookstore?

McNally Jackson in Manhattan is finding another way to generate revenue—a new location at South Street Seaport will serve booze.

Chicago gets a new Black woman-owned bookstore.

Check out these five Latinx-operated LA bookstores.

Albany, New York’s only bookstore is looking for a buyer.


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 →