This Week in Indie Bookstores

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China Publishing Group Corporation unveils a new store in Shanghai.

And this new Shanghai bookstore is fifty-two stories in the air.

Amazon continues to open new physical stores, which is great because it gives protestors looking to get Amazon to drop its affiliation with ICE a place to protest IRL.

Check out seven of the best Los Angeles-area independent bookshops.

Amazing Books & Records in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood is profiled in the New York Times.

Porter Square Books in Cambridge, Massachusetts has a writers in residence program.

Canadians mourn the loss of an Edmonton bookstore.

Bookstore sales were down five percent in the first half of this year, which isn’t great as we enter into the Trump Slump.


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 →