This Week In Indie Bookstores


Independent Bookstore Day is going virtual, with events planned for August.

And now there’s Bookstore Romance Day, too.

This iconic Delhi bookstore is led by an 88-year-old matriarch.

NYC’s Strand Bookstore has opened its new Upper West Side location after delays due to COVID-19, in Book Culture’s former space.

The Strand has also laid off unionized workers after rehiring them.

This cool new Chinese bookstore has book tunnels.

Polish book-lovers can vote for their favorite Warsaw bookshop.

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 →