This Week in Indie Boosktores

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Author Kelly Link and her husband Gavin J. Grant, who together run Small Beer Press, are purchasing a bookstore in Easthampton, Massachusetts.

Bookstores once again celebrated Banned Books Week.

Nancy Bass Wyden, the millionaire owner of Manhattan’s Strand Book Store, plans to sue over the city’s landmark designation, insisting that it will impede the store’s ability to earn money.

On Saturday, Atlanta bookstore owner Kazemde Ajamu hosted a one-day festival celebrating black culture and history.

A North Carolina bookstore is helping collect books for prison inmates.

Jane Mead, poet and co-owner of the famed Prairie Lights bookstore, passed away in early September.


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 →