This Week In Indie Bookstores

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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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →