This Week in Indie Bookstores

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A Boston bookstore, facing a big rent hike, has relocated to a red barn on a farm in Lee, MA.

Read up on the history of New York City’s Book Row.

Canadian booksellers at Russell Books are hoping to stack the tallest book pile for a world record.

Perhaps booze-filled pastries are not what book buyers want as Bibliophile, Chicago’s combination bookstore bakery serving alcohol-filled treats, closes.

Check out these London bookstores—including one on a barge.

Publlishers Weekly reports that bookstore sales dropped in July.


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 →