This Week in Indie Bookstores

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An urban renewal project has led to the closing a beloved Beijing bookstore.

The bookstore tour for American Dirt has been cancelled.

Does the drive for profit take the joy out of working at a bookstore?

Independent booksellers are suing publishers for blocking access to the lucrative college textbook market.

This Chinese bookstore sits in the middle of rice fields and features walls made from abandoned houses.

And this Canadian bookstore has kittens ready for adoption.

American Booksellers Association added one hundred and eleven new member stores last year.

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 →