This Week in Indie Bookstores


The French have a tiny, traveling bookstore.

And this mobile bookstore, built into a Volkswagen bus, travels the US.

Hawai’i Public Radio talks with the last bookstore remaining on the island of Kauai.

A Chinese bookstore held an overnight sleepover for kids to encourage summer reading.

Chinese universities are also committed to having brick and mortar stores to serve students on campus, thanks to a ruling from the Ministry of Education.

Athens, Greece has a secondhand bookstore run by and for homeless people, providing much-needed jobs.

Left Bank Books, located in St. Louis, Missouri, is celebrating fifty years of bookselling.

Check out how Sarah McNally, owner of McNally Jackson bookstores, spends her Sundays.

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 →