This Week in Indie Bookstores


Yale Bookstore has been inaccessible to students during the COVID-19 pandemic, but that hasn’t stopped them from charging late fees.

New York City’s bookstore and community activist center Bluestockings has found its new home.

An Australian bookstore is giving J.K. Rowling the boot over her transphobic positions.

This new rare book dealer is online at the intersection of fashion and erotica.

Enda’s Booktique is bringing books to Duncanville, TX after opening in the middle of a pandemic.

Budget bookstore chain Booksale is moving its operations online.

Publishers Weekly reports July saw declined bookstore sales, but the rate of decline has slowed.

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