This Week in Indie Bookstores


Mississippi’s Square Books celebrates its fortieth birthday.

Travelers can sell back used books at certain airport bookstores.

The New York Times takes Amazon to task for the proliferation of pirated books popping up in the self-published sections of the online retailer.

Japanese bookstore Kinokuniya has opened a new location in Portland, Oregon’s historic Guild Theater.

Nazis attacked a Charlottesville, Virginia bookstore with spray paint.

Read about the viral tweet that saved San Antonio’s Dead Tree Books.

Indie bookstores around the country celebrated the first annual Bookstore Romance Day.

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 →