This Week in Indie Bookstores


The American Booksellers Association has a new CEO.

Pakistan’s largest bookstore might be shutting down.

When Hurricane Dorian threatened North Carolina, preparations to protect a Beaufort bookstore broke a window—and its owner fixed the situation with Halloween art.

The oldest bookstore in Portland is set to close at the end of this year.

Find out how The Mysterious Bookshop in New York has had so many years of success.

This Phoenix bookstore has more than 200,000 books.

While China is busy oppressing Hong Kong, the mainland keeps opening stunning bookstores.

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 →