This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Staff at McNally Jackson Bookstores, a mini-chain based in New York City, voted to unionize.

Check out these four affordable indie bookstores in Louisville, Kentucky.

Detroit has a new pop-up bookstore focusing on “great writing and underrepresented voices.”

New York City’s beachside Rockaway neighborhood, known for its surfers and boardwalks, is set to have a permanent bookstore.

A Virginia bookseller celebrates twenty-five years in business.

Publishers Weekly reports that bookstore sales were down in October.


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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →