This Week In Indie Bookstores


Moon Palace Books in Minneapolis has thus far survived police-induced violence during the ongoing protests.

President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan visited Causeway Books, the new store opened by a bookseller from Hong Kong who was censored by China.

WORD Bookstore, with stores in Brooklyn and Jersey City, has teamed up with authors to raise money for different charities.

The Book Nook is selling boredom-busting bundles of surprise books to stay afloat during the COVID-19 crisis.

In New York City, high rents are a bigger threat to independent bookstores than COVID-19.

Bookstores and publishing industry professionals are promoting #ReadIndieForward, a program to encourage readers to buy books for others from indie bookstores.

Boulder, CO is getting a new bookstore and cafe.

Will bookstores see a post-lockdown boom?

India now has an independent bookstore association, founded by six shops.

A Dallas bookstore announced it had become a travel agency during the pandemic—but it was just a prank.

Taiwan’s Eslite bookstore is expanding into Malaysia. The chain is also closing a thirty-year-old branch in Taipei.

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 →