This Week in Indie Bookstores


A former Hong Kong bookseller who was harassed by the Chinese Communist Party has reopened his bookstore in Taipei.

New York’s feminist collective bookstore Bluestockings is continuing fundraising efforts to set up shop after finding a new location on the Lower East Side.

Brooklyn’s bookstores are coming together to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day at the end of this month.

And romance readers can look forward to celebrating Bookstore Romance Day on August 15.

New York’s Strand Book Store remains under fire from workers over safety and layoffs.

A Joshua Tree bookstore is offering a new award to zine makers.

Steve Jobs blocked Kindle purchases on iPads.

The ABA has a rundown of how various bookstores are finding creative solutions to the COVID-19 crisis.

This Indian bookstore has a few creative ways of surviving, too.

Meanwhile, here are six Indian bookstores readers can support through online orders.

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 →