This Week in Indie Bookstores


Semicolon, a new Chicago bookstore, combines poetry and visual art.

A small bookstore in Jakarta is pushing customers to read more women.

Slate looks at the decline in Christian bookstores.

The owner of the secretive Brazenhead Books has passed away.

The James Patterson holiday bookseller bonus is back.

The Hindu Times attempts to define what makes a good bookstore.

Bookstores working to raise money for migrants at the Southern border have donated over $80,000.

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 →