This Week in Indie Bookstores


Check out how this Atlanta bookstore is dealing with COVID-19.

Vroman’s Bookstore in Los Angeles celebrates 126 years of business.

Black-owned bookstores are concerned about whether the sales boost they experienced this year will last.

Take a peek inside this new bookstore in Lafayette, Louisiana. heads across the pond to merry ol’ England.

Does this Pennsylvania bookstore know the secret to survival?

The Strand’s PR team is working overtime: here are nine fun facts about the store and a look at how the store is weathering the pandemic.

Philadelphia’s Fantasy Island Adult Bookstore helped mark the end the Trump era—after announcing a press conference at the Four Seasons without clearing the plan with the hotel, the campaign ended up at the Four Seasons Landscaping Company, Fantasy Island’s neighbor.

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 →