This Week In Indie Bookstores


The Strand is failing to implement their own COVID-19 safety standards, according to workers.

Albany bookstores hope to provide free books to students who need them.

A particularly narrow bookstore in Oakland, California, has closed permanently because of limits to social distancing.

This Romanian online bookstore has seen orders increase dramatically during the COVID-19 crisis.

Singapore has its first sustainable online bookstore for trading, buying, and selling used books.

Check out Philadelphia’s oldest Black-owned bookstore.

A Salt Lake City bookseller is hoping to save his rare books shop with an online fundraiser.

Do bookstores cause people to experience the need to hit up a bathroom?

Fliers hoping to purchase books from Powell’s will now need more time than a layover allows—the famous store’s PDX outpost is permanently shutting down.

Philadelphia’s beloved bookstore and cafe Uncle Bobbie’s was burglarized twice in one week.

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 →