This Week in Indie Bookstores


Check out Iowa’s newest Black-owned business, its first-ever Black-owned bookstore.

This week in stunning Chinese bookstores: a new shop that uses light and mirrors to create a unique shopping experience for its customers.

Despite its beautiful bookstores, China continues to censor book content and new laws threaten once-protected Hong Kong publishers and booksellers.

The ABA reports that this year’s Independent Bookstore Day boosted online sales.

Portland’s Broadway Books is celebrating a year of reading Toni Morrison.

Horse-lovers everywhere now have a dedicated online store.

Baltimore’s inner harbor has lost its Barnes & Noble.

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 →