This Week in Indie Bookstores

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NPR discusses how bookstores are adapting to COVID-19.

Stay-at-home orders are hurting LA bookstores, but the businesses soldier on.

Rapid City, South Dakota has a new Lakota-owned bookstore that works to support education, advocate for Indigenous women, and promote Native American books and authors.

Denver’s BookBar has launched a publishing division.

Basically Books in Honolulu celebrates thirty-five years of sharing Hawaiian culture.

Check out Michigan’s largest bookstore.

The Bold Italic announces Green Apple Books as its Best Bookstore 2020 award winner.

Publishers Weekly reports that book sales were down in October.


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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →