This Week in Indie Bookstores


Starting to shop for the holidays? Don’t forget the books!

And, celebrate indie bookstores on Small Business Saturday.

Netflix teen romance Dash & Lily arrived just in time to make NYC’s the Strand famous all over again.

Publishers Weekly reports bookstore sales dropped 27% in September.

Book Riot shares a list of Midwestern bookstores that need our support now.

Booksellers chime in on their favorite books of the year over at BuzzFeed.

Check out how bookstores around the world are handling COVID-19.

DC’s Mt. Pleasant neighborhood gets a new food-focused bookstore.

Taiwan’s Eslite bookstore will open its first Southeast Asian branch, in Malaysia, in 2022.

Brooklyn’s Industry City gets a new bookstore as Powerhouse expands to Sunset Park.

Independent Bookstore Day has a new logo, designed by bookseller Julie Jarema.

Taipei’s authorities gave light sentences to men who attacked Causeway Books’s founder, a Hong Kong bookseller who escaped to Taiwan after mainland Chinese authorities disappeared several booksellers.

A wealthy retiree seeks a new town to relocate to—and puts a bookstore at the top of her must-have list.

A Hoboken, New Jersey man was arrested for threatening a Bayonne bookstore.

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 →