This Week in Indie Bookstores


Over at Lit Hub, Samantha Ladwig talks about buying a bookstore at the age of twenty-nine.

Check out this profile of Hobart Book Village, located in the Catskills in upstate New York.

Bookstores continue to struggle through the pandemic, especially in hard-hit states like Massachusetts.

Denver’s beloved Tattered Cover Bookstore is changing ownership.

Although one of the new owners of Tattered Cover is Black, the claim that the mini-chain is now the largest Black-owned bookstore is under fire from other Black booksellers.

The Strand’s owner and its employees continue to have a strained relationship.

The Atlanta-Journal Constitution reveals the top six winners of its favorite Atlanta bookstore poll.

Amber Unicorn Books, home of the largest collection of used cookbooks in Las Vegas, is set to close after nearly four decades in business—and its owner has offered up the shop’s entire inventory for a cool $125,000.

The racist man who sent threatening emails to a Bayonne bookstore is out on bail.

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 →