This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Check out this list of ten books recommended by Black-owned bookstores.

Some independent bookstores are dropping J.K. Rowling’s books as the author continues to make transphobic comments on Twitter.

Author Jenny Lawson is opening a new bookstore in San Antonio, Texas.

A new bookstore in Flint, Michigan aims to be a community center for Black authors.

Check out these twelve “quirky” bookstores from around the world.

One Black-owned bookstore in Indiana has been surviving the pandemic in part because of the national attention it has received.

Eslite, the Taiwan-based bookstore chain, will close its Shenzhen City, China location by the end of the year.

The building that once housed the historic South Carolina Bookstore in Columbia has been demolished.

One adult bookstore in Michigan has permanently closed following its pandemic shutdown.


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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →