This Week In Indie Bookstores


The ABA reports that bookstore websites are continuing to see increased traffic.

A rare bookstore in Boston is helping people build out curated bookshelves for their Zoom backgrounds.

This photo essay documents how Midwestern booksellers have adapted to life in lockdown.

Free books proved more popular than expected at Portland, OR shop Gold Beach Books.

DC’s bookstores are getting some support from local noir writers.

Los Angeles shop The Last Bookstore is shipping curated book bundles.

Some bookstores in California prepare to reopen.

The short-term outlook for software supporting bookstores isn’t great.

A bookstore served as the backdrop in a recent Chinese fashion show.

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 →