This Week in Indie Bookstores


Local bookstores are struggling to survive the pandemic. Now is the time to support them.

If you tweet it, it will come—a bookstore dream first voiced on Twitter is now a reality.

Take a look at how booksellers celebrated Banned Books Week this year.

Are these shops the best indie bookstores in your state?

A bookstore in Oklahoma hosted its inaugural African American Storytelling festival this past Saturday.

This Canadian teacher created a bookstore in his garden shed.

McNally Jackson’s newest Brooklyn location in CityPoint has reopened. The store had been open a little more than a week before the city shut down due to COVID-19.

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 →