This Week in Indie Bookstores


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This Montana bookstore has more than one hundred thousand volumes for sale.

The Upper West Side location of New York’s Book Culture, a local mini chain, was seized by marshals for non-payment of rent, and one of the co-owners is accused of mismanaging the store’s finances.

Cincinnati has a new bookstore and it’s trying hard to build literary community.

BookRiot has compiled a list of twenty things overheard in bookstores.

China now has more than seventy thousand physical bookstores—although it also censors the books made available and has arrested, detained, and made disappear several booksellers who have refused to comply.

Are these seven shops the best art bookstores in New York City?

Oakland, California will host a bookstore and chocolate crawl later this month.

Japanese bookstore Tsuyata will open a branch in Shanghai.

Get the inside scoop on Toronto’s famous Monkey’s Paw bookstore.

Hoboken, New Jersey’s Little City Books is set to open a second location in the mile square city.

The 2019 holiday shopping season was a good one for 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 →