This Week in Indie Bookstores


Check out these author events from Independent Bookstore Day, now available online.

Employee unions at independent bookstores are taking on new and important meaning for workers.

A Romanian bookstore chain has opened a mobile version to reach distant locations without local shops.

Independent bookstores in Massachusetts are surviving COVID-19 by utilizing a variety of coping methods.

Check out this stunning library in a Chinese rice field.

A Kingsville, TX bookstore launched an internet radio station to stay connected to customers during the pandemic.

This Missouri bookstore is giving away books to local firefighters.

This fifteen-year-old Jakarta bookstore is moving entirely online.

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 →