This Week in Indie Bookstores


The New York Times dives into the history of Greenwich Village bookstore Three Lives & Company.

Check out this roundup of stunning, unusual bookstores around the world.

An Australian children’s bookstore is getting an expensive lesson in intellectual property rights after using lyrics and images of Jay-Z.

Pop-up bookstores in Boston are proving successful.

Shakespeare and Company isn’t the only bookstore in Paris—check out these five neighborhood shops.

The Napa Bookmine is opening its third location to be managed by the former owner of Main Street Books, the spot’s previous tenant.

Airport bookstore Hudson Books triggered snowflake Donny Jr. by not stocking his book.

Beijing unveiled funds to invest in bookstores, although there’s still no word on the Hong Kong booksellers “disappeared” for selling banned books.

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 →