This Week in Indie Bookstores


A San Francisco bookstore has the world’s oldest Christmas card.

Take a look inside New York City’s Mysterious Bookshop.

A young Iranian woman with a family history of bookselling converts a minibus into a bookstore.

Looking for cheap books? Visit these three LA bookstores, these four shops in Minneapolis, and these four in Louisville.

This Macao bookstore celebrates Portuguese history.

Hoboken’s Little City Books has expanded into a second location.

A loyal customer of one Canadian bookstore is starting a campaign to find the shop a new location after the store was displaced by a community college expansion.

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 →