This Week in Indie Bookstores


Vroman’s Bookstore has lasted over a hundred years, but now it needs our support to stay in business.

A bookseller in China was sentenced to seven years in prison and fined thirty-thousand dollars for selling books deemed “illegal” by the government.

Designers: win five hundred dollars for creating a new Independent Bookstore Day logo!

Cosmopolitan shares a list of seventeen Black-owned bookstores across the country.

Looking to get away from it all? Check out this job opening for a “barefoot bookseller” at a resort in the Maldives.

This new Florida bookstore doubles as a sanctuary for senior cats.

Powell’s Books announces a new CEO.

This Australian children’s bookshop delivered books by horse during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Check out these poetry recommendations from five Birmingham, AL bookstores.

On Cape Cod, one bookstore closes, another opens.

Britain celebrated Bookshop Day this past weekend—here are seven London bookstores worth checking out.

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