This Week in Indie Bookstores

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New York City’s Book Culture is hoping to raise enough money to keep its four locations open.

Times are tough for independent booksellers, but should bookstores charge admission?

This Greek bookstore on the island of Santorini is both beautiful and full of mythology.

Chicago’s Women & Children First is still being harassed for its support of the trans community.

Atlas Obscura offers us a glimpse at life in a tiny, traveling bookstore.

A Brunswick, Maine bookstore relied on the help of its community to relocate to a new location.

Mission-oriented bookstores in Chicago continue to thrive while the city’s generic chains are failing.

San Francisco’s Terminal 2 looks to add a bookstore to its roster of shops, recently issuing a request for proposals.


Ian MacAllen is the author of RED SAUCE: HOW ITALIAN FOOD BECAME AMERICAN (April 2022, Rowman & Littlefield). 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 →