This Week in Indie Bookstores


Chicago’s historic Women & Children First bookstore has recently been the target of transphobia on three separate occasions.

These five DC-area bookstores are tweeting the best tweets.

Japanese bookstore Kinokuniya opens its fourteenth US-based shop in Katy, Texas.

A pop-up bookstore and audio recording space in Detroit won $100,000 to become a permanent shop in the city’s Jefferson-Chalmers neighborhood.

A Louisville, Kentucky bookstore owner is launching a publishing imprint to focus on marginalized voices.

Take an inside look at five Indian bookstores that have stood the test of time.

Grand Haven, Michigan’s The Bookman celebrates forty-five years in business.

Publishers Weekly reports that August saw a big drop in bookstore sales.

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 →