This Week in Indie Bookstores


Bookstores are warning customers to shop early due to potential book shortages.

Check out this enormous outdoor bookstore located 90 minutes north of LA.

The Philadelphia adult bookstore where Trump’s hopes of a second term went to die has seen a rise in business.

A sandwich shop installed a pop-up bookstore so customers can buy books with their lunch.

Meanwhile, another pop-up bookstore is taking place in an art installation.

Employees at the Strand are not thrilled by the sudden uptick in business.

The Strand is not the only indie bookstore in NYC that needs our support..

This Mumbai bookstore refuses to move online despite the pandemic.

A Trenton bookstore has found new ways to thrive during COVID-19.

The American Booksellers Association has proposed bylaw changes and is asking members to vote by this Friday.

Bookstores in Taiwan closed in protest of online sales for Singles’ Day, a celebration of people who are not in relationships.

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 →