This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Used bookstores look to survive in a rapidly changing business climate.

Rome’s Otherwise Bookshop offers bookseller residencies to share the experience of selling books in Italy.

Five bookstores around the Minneapolis area now feature vending machines that distribute poetry written by inmates at Minnesota’s prisons.

Check out these virtual tours of two independent bookstores.

A San Antonio bookstore hopes a social media campaign will keep the business alive.

Meanwhile, Dallas gets a new bookstore with a full bar.

Check out this new adorable bookstore and coffee shop in Montreal.


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 →