This Week in Indie Bookstores


Indie bookstores across the country are wrapping storefronts in an anti-Amazon protest.

A Philadelphia bookstore staged a sit-in after receiving racist emails.

Local booksellers are struggling for many reasons, but mostly because we need to buy more books.

Check out this week’s stunning Chinese bookstore.

Customers at a Massachusetts bookstore showed up without masks and now the shop is by appointment only. Just wear a mask, people.

A ten-year-old murder of a Utah bookseller might finally have a conclusion.

A landmark bookstore in Taiwan has finally reopened after years of renovations.

Arielle Moscati laments the demise of the queer sections of bookstores.

Publishers Weekly reports book sales plummeted 30% in August.

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 →