This Week in Indie Bookstores


Causeway Bay Books, the Hong Kong bookstore censored by mainland Chinese government officials, will reopen in Taipei.

An Asbury Park, New Jersey bookstore is becoming a community-owned cooperative, seeking shareholders as well as larger investors.

The Hudson Valley, destination for many literary-minded Brooklyn-expats, is now home to all kinds of interesting indie bookstores.

Coolidge Corner’s Brookline Booksmith is expanding to add a restaurant with a full liquor license.

Jay-Z is suing an Australian children’s bookstore for using his likeness and lyrics without permission.

A man wearing a pink cowboy hat exposed himself in a Salisbury, Maryland Barnes & Noble.

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 →