This Week in Indie Bookstores


Check out these oddly located bookstores from around the world.

A Louisville, Kentucky bookstore is fighting homelessness.

China’s bookstores are coming together in an effort to survive the COVID-19 outbreak.

This Malaysian bookstore has more than a million books.

After fraudsters scammed a Cape Cod bookstore, the local community works together to keep the shop open.

A bookstore employee helped nab a serial killer.

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 →