This Week in Indie Bookstores


Just in time for SxSW, check out Austin’s bookstore culture.

A new documentary from PBS’s Frontline will examine the rise of Jeff Bezos.

How will China’s 70,000 bookstores cope with customers quarantined and shops ordered closed?

This Istanbul bookstore donates profits to help the local stray cat population.

A man stole 142 LEGO mini-figurines from a Missouri bookstore.

Here’s where to find English-language books in Bogotá.

An Ohio bookstore is selling a rare King James bible worth more than $85,000.

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 →