This Week in Indie Bookstores


A Madison, Wisconsin bookstore is raising money for refugees caught at the border.

China is playing host to the third Asian Bookstore Forum focusing on spaces and design. No mention of how China disappeared several Hong Kong booksellers.

Capitol Hill Books reminded patrons it was unlikely they would encounter Trump supporters in a bookstore during the President’s taxpayer-funded campaign event.

An unstaffed bookstore has opened in Xiong’an, China and sells books all day and all night without ever closing.

A bookseller takes a full-day bookstore tour.

A DC bookstore facing off against gentrification ends up relocating.

Check out how Jeff Bezos used a bookstore to launch an empire.

Microsoft killed its Kindle competitor and deleted all books customers bought from its store—reminding everyone physical books can never be deleted.

A hate group has vandalized Denver’s BookBar. Twice.

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 →