This Week in Indie Bookstores


Check out these flourishing, women-led indie bookstores.

In Boston, a bookstore is providing jobs and experience to vulnerable youth.

Ready to hunker down with a book and a cup of hot tea? Head to these five Chicago bookstores to find the perfect read.

The New York Times checks in with a Montclair, New Jersey bookstore “whose vibe is pure Narnia.”

A Dallas bookstore recently destroyed by a tornado is set to reopen after just one month.

There are more than beaches and volcanoes in Hawaii—be sure to visit these eight indie 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 →