This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Check out New York City’s oldest bookstore.

Four new shop owners reflect on their first year as booksellers.

If you’re visiting eastern Iowa, check out this list of indie bookstores.

Turning college bookstores over to profiteering capitalists isn’t working out well if students can’t buy the books they need for classes.

JStor Daily looks back at the opening of Shakespeare & Co., one hundred years ago.

A struggling Texas bookstore was robbed.


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 →