This Week in Indie Bookstores


The Drama Book Shop in NYC, saved by Lin-Manuel Miranda, will reopen in spring 2020.

Meanwhile, the world’s first 24-hour bookstore, located in Taiwan, is set to close in May after thirty years in business.

Capitalism destroys culture—including independent bookstores.

Check out these English-language bookstores in Milan.

A Canadian bookstore has a case of the kittens.

China has opened a bookstore at an Ugandan university to help promote culture and education… which sounds a lot like an advertisement for China.

Publishers Weekly reports bookstore sales were down in September.

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 →